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 […]
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 […]