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The View From Here - Walter Kish

The View From Here: COVID solitude

Volodymyr Kish. The infinitesimally small microbe we know as the COVID-19 virus is so basic in its structure and activities, that scientists debate whether it...

The View From Here: News

Volodymyr Kish. This past September 28th was celebrated by those in the journalism world as World News Day. An initiative of the Canadian Journalism Foundation...

The View From Here: Keeping in touch

Volodymyr Kish. Back some decades ago before there was Facebook, e-mail or even the Internet, communicating with relatives in Ukraine was more than just a...

The View From Here: Memories and memoirs

Volodymyr Kish. Quite a few years ago, my wife and kids came up with the bright idea that I should write my memoirs. They even...

The View From Here: COVID and culture

Volodymyr Kish. It has now been almost six months since the COVID epidemic began and we are still nowhere near to bringing it under control,...

The View From Here: In other words

Volodymyr Kish. It seems like almost a lifetime ago when I was young student at the University of Waterloo that I found that there was...

The View From Here: Hryts on fire

Volodymyr Kish. I spent last week up in the wilderness at the family cottage, escaping the demands and stresses of urban life. The fresh air,...

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...

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