Category Archives: Komunyakaa (Yusef)

The Moment Kindheartedness Walks In

        Sometimes when I get depressed about the state of the world, I do two things. First, I remind myself that too often I allow myself to be stampeded into fear by media headlines, which use adrenaline to hook us. Second, I recollect the many generous and kind people in my life […]

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Basketball’s Lyric Slipknot of Joy

We can become jaded with professional sports.  This past off season saw LeBron James creating a three-ring circus out of his move from Cleveland to Miami.  The grand entrance of players into the arena on any given night seems almost parodic, more in the spirit of P. T. Barnum than epic invocation.  Therefore it’s good […]

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