February 2, 2023

Old

By David Haldane Feb. 2, 2023     I had no idea we were swimming with saviors. It was 2006, and I was in the Philippines […]
January 26, 2023

Teach Your Children

By David Haldane Jan. 26, 2023     I think of it as the anthem of my generation. You, who are on the road Must have […]
January 19, 2023

Wedding

By David Haldane Jan. 19, 2023     The most touching moment for me came when the bride danced with her father. The elderly man had […]
January 5, 2023

Ubiquitous Ube

By David Haldane January 5, 2023   I have always had a tenuous relationship with Filipino food. A 2019 column entitled “My Life as an Ichthyophobic” […]
December 29, 2022

Divided Faith

By David Haldane Dec. 29, 2022   I read some surprising news the other day. An American Catholic priest, it seems, had been dismissed from the […]
December 15, 2022

The Death of Writing?

By David Haldane Dec. 15, 2022     I remember the day I became a writer. It was 1970, and I had spent six months roaming […]
December 8, 2022

A Philippine Thanksgiving

By David Haldane Dec. 8, 2022     It was like all the other Thanksgivings I’ve experienced in my life. Except, instead of turkey, a roasted […]
November 10, 2022

Scary Monsters

  By David Haldane November 10, 2022   The stories are hard to read. A young woman from Mexico said she felt the weight of other […]
October 20, 2022

Mixed Skin

By David Haldane October 20, 2022     It never occurred to us we were ahead of our time. Back in 2006, when my Filipino wife […]
September 29, 2022

Our Trembling House

By David Haldane September 29, 2022     Our house gets the shakes almost every day. It usually happens in the middle of the night, when […]
September 1, 2022

Saving Roosters

By David Haldane September 1, 2022     What struck me most was how quickly it ended. One minute, two healthy roosters strutted about, looking threatening […]
August 4, 2022

Paradise Reclaimed. Again

by David Haldane August 4, 2022     There was good news and bad news on our first return to Siargao Island in the wake of […]