December 8, 2022

A Philippine Thanksgiving

By David Haldane Dec. 8, 2022     It was like all the other Thanksgivings I’ve experienced in my life. Except, instead of turkey, a roasted […]
December 1, 2022

Gringos Get Gone!

  By David Haldane December 1, 2022   The irony is stunning. Mexicans want Americans to stay away. And, if they’re already in Mexico, well, they’d […]
November 24, 2022

Magic Chimes

By David Haldane Nov. 24, 2022     Let’s just say it’s been a difficult 12 months. The year began, you may recall, with last December’s […]
November 17, 2022

Bent Spoons

By David Haldane November 17, 2022   Talk about a blast from the past. I was relaxing at home, minding my own business with my favorite […]
November 10, 2022

Scary Monsters

  By David Haldane November 10, 2022   The stories are hard to read. A young woman from Mexico said she felt the weight of other […]
November 3, 2022

Standing In

By David Haldane Nov. 3, 2022     I had an entirely different lede in mind for this column. I expected it to say that the […]
October 27, 2022

Aching Testicles

By David Haldane October 27, 2022     It was 3 a.m. and my patience was thinning. I had come to St. Paul Surigao University Hospital […]
October 20, 2022

Mixed Skin

By David Haldane October 20, 2022     It never occurred to us we were ahead of our time. Back in 2006, when my Filipino wife […]
October 13, 2022

Suppressing the Surly Surf

By David Haldane Oct. 13, 2022   First, a snarling pandemic beat back the powerful swells. Then a horrific typhoon surged forth wreaking havoc and spreading […]
October 6, 2022

Globe At Home: No Escape

By David Haldane Oct. 6, 2022     It seemed like a good idea. In fact, it was the only idea because none of the country’s […]
September 29, 2022

Our Trembling House

By David Haldane September 29, 2022     Our house gets the shakes almost every day. It usually happens in the middle of the night, when […]
September 22, 2022

My Salad Life

By David Haldane Sept. 22, 2022     Quinoa Salad. That’s what the menu said. I was surprised and flummoxed because I honestly thought I knew […]