Sometimes you just don't see what's under your nose ... and that can be very embarassing.
I've been very remiss in not putting Taras Kuzio's blog on the blogroll here. (My bad...)
Taras is a very prominent political scientist and foreign policy expert on all things Ukrainian. And the operative word here is "scientist." His commentaries are refreshingly free of political bias. He is also an excellent writer, and actually allows his readers to make up their own minds. (Imagine that!)
Yes, reporting "just the facts" along with a balanced analysis is old-school journalism, unlike the advocacy that is now de rigeur in the western media. (If you've studied your Soviet history well, you can spot agit-prop a mile away, and it's so annoying.)
Anyway, enough ranting. It's time to get happy again. ;-) Maybe go watch some videos on UkeTube or at the Strilka site. Come join me, but do visit Taras's blog first. Or, if you're more in the mood for music than politics, come back later. He'll be on the blog roll here so you can find him easily enough.