Nazis and Nudists

Like many baby boomers, David Haldane got swept into the turbulence of the late 1960s and early ’70s, first as a radical activist and later a writer for the Berkeley BARB, then one of America’s premier underground newspapers. Eventually, after self-imposed exiles in Europe and Mexico, he married, started a family and graduated to the Los Angeles Times

Like many baby boomers, David Haldane got swept into the turbulence of the late 1960s and early ’70s, first as a radical activist and later a writer for the Berkeley BARB, then one of America’s premier underground newspapers. Eventually, after self-imposed exiles in Europe and Mexico, he married, started a family and graduated to the Los Angeles Times from which he chronicled many of the events that shaped an era. But Haldane always longed for something more, a “green leafy space” in which he could feel at peace. Finally, after a painful divorce, he found it in an unconventional way; with a dark-haired woman met on the Internet and wooed on the exotic islands of the Philippines. Nazis and Nudists is a series of poignant – and sometimes humorous – essays recounting that long journey. It is a story of love lost and love found. More importantly, it is about the lifelong spiritual quest for a place to call home.