Dear friends,

We push further into uncharted waters. Faced with circumstances beyond our control, we have only one option: to control our reaction. As we’re all learning, little things help: deep breaths, birdsongs, long baths, cat videos, great films, fresh bread. In this month’s Miscellaneous — Athletics’ no-frills round-up of the cultural items that inspire our team each month — we offer a few good things to keep you going. From all of us at Athletics, stay well, stay smart, stay strong!

Stay tuned for more editions of Miscellaneous in the coming months.

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Nourish (sustenance)

Lemony white beans with anchovy and parmesan — a dish that dreams of summer

Borough Provisions — Bien Cuit / Joe Coffee collaboration

ASMR cooking — learn to cook and relax with Japanese chef Ryoya Takashima

Care (wellness)

Mental Clarity tea — conducive to productive flow, and tastes delicious too

Nanin aromatherapy candle — made in Richmond, VA

Lymph massage — DIY spa treatment

Consume (content)

Radio Aporee — travel through sound

Film Grab – online archive of 100,000+ movie stills

Hedgehog in the Fog — one time you’ll put “adorable” and “Soviet” in the same sentence

Smile (positivity)

Steve Martin playing banjo in the woods — sure to bring a smile

Mufasa and Hypeman — spreading good vibes around the world

Jim Carrey on Sesame Street — the saddest feet you’ve ever seen

Poetic Fragment

“All the past we leave behind,

We debouch upon a newer mightier world, varied world,

Fresh and strong the world we seize, world of labor and the march,

Pioneers! O pioneers!”


— From “Pioneers! O Pioneers!” by Walt Whitman, from Leaves of Grass, 1855


In solidarity,



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