September 23, 2021

Scamming for Cause

By David Haldane Sept. 23, 2021     It happens at least once a week. I get a message on Facebook from someone I don’t know. […]
August 19, 2021

The House on the Hill

By David Haldane August 19, 2021     He could sometimes be disagreeable. A man with strong opinions, he seldom held them back. And whatever inner […]
August 12, 2021

No Place Like Home

By David Haldane August 12, 2021   The moment was sweet. Hunkered down in my office, I heard a commotion downstairs and decided to investigate. There, […]
August 5, 2021

A Stick Up My Nose

By David Haldane August 5, 2021   The masked swabbers came for me today. They brought both good news and bad. The good news was that […]
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 […]