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The View From Here - Walter Kish

The View From Here: There was a time

Volodymyr Kish. Next week, on August 24, Ukraine will be celebrating its official Independence Day. It does so amid no shortage of internal political turmoil...

The View From Here: Racism

Volodymyr Kish. Ever since the callous murder a few months ago of George Floyd, a black man, by a white policeman in Minneapolis, the U.S....
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The View From Here: Once upon a time

Volodymyr Kish. For the past few years, I have been watching with some dismay at what has been transpiring south of the border in the...

The View From Here: The Nazi myth

Volodymyr Kish. Last week, a number of newspapers here in southern Ontario disseminated a problematic story about how some vandals had defaced a “Nazi monument”...

The View From Here: Hryts and the virus

Volodymyr Kish. I have been so preoccupied with coping with the COVID virus, that I neglected to keep in touch with my fount of practical...

The View From Here: The end of another dream

Volodymyr Kish. Last week, the head of the National Bank of Ukraine, Yakiv Smolii, resigned, citing systemic political pressure that made it impossible for him...
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The View From Here: Social media manipulation

Volodymyr Kish. The ubiquitous social media tool called Facebook has done wonders at giving everyone a chance to voice their thoughts and opinions without the...

The View From Here: Fathers Day reflections

Volodymyr Kish. This past Sunday was Father’s Day, though in contrast to previous years, this year’s celebrations were rather muted as a result of the...

The View From Here: Facebook follies and frustrations

Volodymyr Kish. For many of us, Facebook has become an essential accompaniment to our daily routines, even more so since COVID-19 interrupted our normal lives...

The View From Here: Racism

Volodymyr Kish. Over the past few weeks, the explosive issue of racism has once again become front and center in our consciousness. The precipitating act...

The View From Here: Food for thought

Volodymyr Kish. Up until the past century, most people considered food as just another of life’s basic necessities and were not inclined to look upon...
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The View From Here: In the Garden

Volodymyr Kish. If you are a first or second generation descendant of Ukrainian immigrants, then I am pretty sure that your childhood memories will include...

The View From Here: COVID’s legacy

Volodymyr Kish. It would be safe to say that the coronavirus has disrupted our lives like few other events in our lifetimes. Its effects have...

The View From Here: Moral choices in the time of COVID

Volodymyr Kish. We are now several months into the COVID-19 pandemic and only starting to fully appreciate the tragic dimensions of the crisis that we...

The View From Here: Metaphorically speaking

Volodymyr Kish. I have come across and become a contributor to an interesting page on Facebook called “Ukrainian Folk Expressions Baba And Dido Used To...

The View From Here: Losing steam

Volodymyr Kish. It has been a year since Volodymyr Zelenskyy took over as President of Ukraine amidst great hopes and expectations from his young supporters...

The View From Here: Plagues and platitudes

Volodymyr Kish. The COVID-19 pandemic that is currently wreaking havoc across the world, will undoubtedly go down in history as one of the defining moments...

The View From Here: What next

Volodymyr Kish. COVID-19 has effectively put the whole world on pause in terms of how we live our lives. For almost a month now, and...

The View From Here: COVID-19

Volodymyr Kish. Usually around this time of year, I am getting ready for Easter and enjoying the spirit of renewal and new life that the...

The View From Here: Hryts and the Coronavirus

Volodymyr Kish. I heard last week that the Coronavirus had finally reached Ukraine, and as I have no shortage of family still living there, I...

The View From Here: Indigenous affairs

Volodymyr Kish. Canada has been experiencing some significant discomfort these past few weeks as a result of protests and blockades of railways lines primarily by...

The View From Here: Parish Chronicles

Volodymyr Kish. This past Sunday I had the honour of chairing the annual general meeting of the St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Orthodox Church here...

The View From Here: Zellenials

Volodymyr Kish. Last year’s stunning victory by Volodymyr Zelenskyy of Ukraine’s Presidential election with 73% of the votes cast marked a seismic shift in Ukrainian...

The View From Here: Zemlya

Volodymyr Kish. Back in 1930, master Ukrainian filmmaker Oleksandr Dovzhenko made the widely acclaimed film “Zemlya” (Earth) in which he portrayed the Ukrainian peasants’ deep...

The View From Here: It’s a dog’s life

Volodymyr Kish. Social media outlets in Ukraine this past week have gone to the dogs, literally. It all started when a member of Ukraine’s parliament...

The View From Here: Election hangovers

Volodymyr Kish. As we all know, Petro Poroshenko lost the Presidential election in Ukraine last year by an overwhelming majority to newcomer Volodymyr Zelenskyy. The...

The View From Here: The only truth is music

Volodymyr Kish. America’s famous itinerant beat poet and philosopher Jack Kerouac once said, “The only truth is music”. I know well what he meant. Words...

The View From Here: Collateral damage

Volodymyr Kish. Last week’s news was dominated by the crash of Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) Flight PS752 shortly after it left Tehran airport in Iran...

The View From Here: Traditions

Volodymyr Kish. I look forward to the Ukrainian Christmas season each year with both joyful anticipation and no small amount of apprehension as well. That...

The View From Here: Year-End Hryts

Volodymyr Kish. Newspapers and journalists are prone at the end of each year to writing tendentious reviews on the key events that transpired over the...

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