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 […]
January 21, 2021

Old Friends

By David Haldane Jan. 21, 2021   It had been nearly two years since we’d last met. Heather and I go way back. Sometime in the […]
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 […]
December 31, 2020

Adira in the Morning

By David Haldane Dec. 31, 2020   A gentle tapping on the shoulder. That’s how my mornings begin in these uncertain times. Eventually, I open my […]
December 10, 2020

Ode to the Joshua Tree

By David Haldane Dec. 9, 2020   The namesake of a prophet lives in my front yard. The prophet’s name was Joshua, a man who reportedly […]
November 12, 2020

Racism Enabled

By David Haldane Nov. 12, 2020   The point was first driven home to me by a yellow crime tape strung across the middle of a […]
November 5, 2020

The Donut King

By David Haldane Nov. 5, 2020   I first met him on the balcony of his California mansion. The year was 1988, and Ted Ngoy had […]
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 8, 2020

Sage Advice from the Radical Past

By David Haldane Oct. 8, 2020   I met him in 1967, shortly before he went to prison. By then, David Harris was already well known […]
September 17, 2020

My Pemberton Moment

By David Haldane Sept. 17, 2020 The transformation was instantaneous. As if by magic, a beautiful woman suddenly turned into an odd-looking man. And just like […]
August 27, 2020

‘Til Death Do Us Part

By David Haldane Aug. 27, 2020   The first words out of my future mother-in-law’s mouth immediately grabbed my attention. “So,” she said, getting right to […]