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The View From Here - Walter Kish

Refugees and Immigrants

The past few weeks have seen a constant stream of images in all the media showing a veritable torrent of refugees attempting to cross...

A Short Poetic History of Ukraine

In far off lands in days gone by Our Slavic kin did live and die. They broke the ground and planted crops From endless steppes to hilly...

The Unshakable Generation

I have been to three Panakhydas over the past few weeks, all of them for people I know from my parent’s generation, one whose...

Fatherhood

I am writing this on Father’s Day, a somewhat artificially created holiday that doesn’t quite achieve the stature of the more venerable Mother’s Day....

A Weary War

It has been well over a year since the Russians initiated their “hybrid” war in Eastern Ukraine, a conflict that has degenerated into an...

Memorial to the Victims of Communism

In 2008, a Canadian group called Tribute to Liberty was formed with the primary purpose of erecting a memorial in Ottawa to the victims...

A More Liberal Canada

I recently returned from a two week vacation to find a new Canada. After almost a decade in power, Stephen Harper and his Conservatives...

An Anthem That Refuses To Die

Back during the days of Glasnost and Perestroika, my parents finally got permission to bring over one of our cousins from Ukraine on a...

Loose Canons

I learned a lot of things I hadn’t known before about the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada at its recent Sobor in Winnipeg this...

The Never Ending War

The on-going war in Ukraine has unfortunately become a rather predictable routine. Each morning I peruse the Crisis in Ukraine: Daily Briefing put out...

No Exit Strategy

It is not too hard to guess what Putin’s goal was when he initiated the current mess in the Donbas. No doubt, he figured...

The Movie Everyone Sould See

Last week saw the world premiere of a wonderful new documentary film titled "The Music of Survival" at the TIFF Lightbox Theatre in Toronto....

Spiritual Reflections

Like many if not most Canadians, regardless of ethnicity or religion, I have not been a regular church goer for most of my life....

From Brody to Chernivtsi

When I lived in Ukraine some ten years ago, travelling was a major part of my job. Because I was working with credit unions...

The Perils of Poroshenko

Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko returned home last week after what can be deemed a fairly successful trip to Canada and the U.S. There is...

An Orthodox Vision

I will be heading off to Winnipeg in mid-July as a delegate to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada Sobor, a grand conference held...

A Church at the Crossroads

I returned some weeks ago from the quinquennial convention, called a Sobor, of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada (UOCC). It was my first...

The Propaganda War

We are all familiar with the on-going strife in the Donbas as Putin strives to realize his perverted vision of a new Russian Empire....

Hawkestone Reverie

It is a warm August Saturday evening, and I am in Hawkestone, a sleepy little hamlet nestled along the shores of Lake Simcoe about...

A Hryts Historical Lesson

This past Sunday, it being Ukrainian Independence Day, I called my cousin Hryts in Pidkamin, Lviv region, to convey my best wishes on this...

Obzhynky

My cousin Hryts from Pidkamin in Brodivshchyna was in a fine mood when I talked to him a few days ago. As he pointed...

Writing of War

The revolution in Ukraine, which began on the Maidan in Kyiv over nine months ago, continues, and to be frank, it has become increasingly...

Let’s Tango

I have always been fascinated with the tango. The rhythms of this energetic and artistic, yet at the same time sensuous dance that originated...

A Turning Point

As I write this, the Ukrainian flag is once again flying over the city of Slovyansk in the Donetsk Oblast. For the past three...

Remembrances of War

Every year on November 11, Canadians commemorate Remembrance Day in memory of those who perished during World War I. Some 9 million soldiers and...

The Wounded Bear

One of the puzzling questions about the war in Ukraine over the past year has been why the U.S. and more specifically President Obama,...

A Modern Morality Play

The crisis in Ukraine, which started some eight months ago with a small protest on Maidan Nezalezhnosty, continues to drag on with little sign...

Political Realities

One of the biggest frustrations for Diaspora Ukrainians has been the reluctance of the major western powers to provide any meaningful aid to Ukraine...

Ukrainian Mothers

I had the distinct pleasure of being the keynote speaker at a Mother’s Day Banquet last week, honouring all those ladies without whom even...

Real War

The war in Eastern Ukraine has not gone well over the past week. It was not that long ago that the hopes of Ukrainians...

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