July 15, 2021

Love Postponed

By David Haldane July 15, 2021     It all seemed so easy at first. Jared and Rei met online at a dating site called OkCupid; […]
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 […]
May 27, 2021

Broken Glass

By David Haldane May 27, 2021   The video felt like a punch in the gut. In it, dozens of young men accost diners at a […]
May 13, 2021

Escaping from a Test Tube

  By David Haldane May 13, 2021   My wife works in a space suit. She also dons rubber gloves, face mask, face shield, and tight-fitting […]
April 29, 2021

Banning the F–Word

By David Haldane April 29, 2021   I curse too much. I know it and my wife knows it. Even my 10-year-old son knows it. “Daddy,” […]
April 22, 2021

Horrible Deaths

By David Haldane April 22, 2021   I didn’t know them well in high school. At best, we had a nodding acquaintance. It wasn’t until years […]
April 15, 2021

Permanent Damage

By David Haldane April 15, 2021   This morning we finally had the talk. I’m sure you’re familiar with it or, if you’re a parent, probably […]
April 1, 2021

More Asian Angst

By David Haldane April 1, 2021   America’s latest obsession has hit me where I live. Yesterday my Filipino wife came home to report that a […]
March 11, 2021

It’s All in the Cards

By David Haldane March 11, 2021   Brent Slavik had mixed feelings when basketball great Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash last year. On the […]
March 4, 2021

The Beatnik Heart

Constantly risking absurdity and death whenever he performs above the heads of his audience the poet like an acrobat climbs on rime… — Lawrence Ferlinghetti in […]
February 11, 2021

Still Playing Hooky

By David Haldane Feb. 11, 2021   It was a typical day. My 10-year-old son slept until 11 a.m. Then he got up, played games on […]
January 28, 2021

A Poke in the Arm

By David Haldane Jan. 28, 2021   The long line of cars snaked through the landscape like an angry serpent. At each of several intervals stood […]