September 11 2001 – Memories of Countless Losses

For many people the events of September 11 2001 seem to have occurred just yesterday. I like many others who are old enough to remember can in their mind’s eye picture exactly where they were during that brutal attacks on the World Trade Center on that beautiful Tuesday morning. At that time I was living…

The Ukrainian nation is sick, but talent must live for a nation to prosper

It seems to me that the Ukrainian nation is sick. Though not only is the nation sick but its people are sick as well. What is the sickness they are all suffering from? Do I have a name for it? I can’t say that I do, but the core of this sickness goes back to…

Twenty Years Later.. so what is up? August 19, 1991

So may I ask you dear readers, if there are any, what your day comprised of twenty years ago today? Well let me just start with the following: I had spent a month in a van with four student leaders from Ukraine. I may have very well mentioned that month-long journey here earlier. We had…

The Battle of a lifetime

There is an Irish saying I want to share with you all that really applies in many different situations. ”There are only two things to worry about, either you are healthy or you are sick. If you are healthy, then there is nothing to worry about. But if you are sick there are only two…