July 29, 2021

Stuck Behind Walls

By David Haldane July 29, 2021     It could be worse, of course. I could be without Internet, TV and a view of the construction […]
June 16, 2021

The Cavalry

By David Haldane June 16, 2021   Given the current political climate, it’s been a while since I’ve felt much pride in the doings of my […]
June 10, 2021

The Green Lane

By David Haldane June 10, 2021   The relief felt tangible. “Quarantine for vaccinated foreigners eased,” the Business World  headline screamed. “The government on Thursday approved […]
January 7, 2021

Landlocked

By David Haldane Jan. 7, 2021   The official notice came on New Year’s Day. “Ban on Entry of Travelers from the United States,” screamed the […]
October 29, 2020

The Cost of Fear

By David Haldane Oct. 29, 2020   The meeting was awkward. It involved three grown men standing on the sidewalk of a public park. One of […]
October 22, 2020

Suicide in the Time of Covid

By David Haldane Oct. 22, 2020   The pictures are hard to look at. Posted by a friend in Dalaguete, Cebu, they show a lovely young […]
October 15, 2020

Death of an Icon

By David Haldane Oct. 15, 2020   The death was not without pain. For anyone growing up in Southern California, as I did, the name was […]
October 2, 2020

Long Distance Learning

By David Haldane Oct. 1, 2020   My 9-year-old son has become a night owl. Sometimes he does arithmetic while I try to sleep. Other nights […]
September 10, 2020

Covid Blame Game

By David Haldane Sept. 10, 2020   Sometimes it seems as if God gave us fingers for one purpose only: to point. More specifically, to point […]
September 3, 2020

Covid Re-awakening: The Bugle Returns

By David Haldane Sept. 3, 2020   Like the familiar voice of a friend, the soothing sound wafted in through the window and surrounded my bed. […]
August 20, 2020

Train to Butuan

By David Haldane Aug. 20, 2020   I know, I know; it wasn’t a train but a car, and we weren’t in South Korea but the […]
July 16, 2020

School Daze

By David Haldane July 16, 2020   It was as if a giant buzz saw had occupied the house. The walls vibrated, and the floors rumbled. […]