Dear friends,


The dog days of summer are waning but the world seems like it’s heating up in more ways than one. While we endeavor to heal the planet we all share, we know there’s real value in self-care: perhaps to change the world we need to first change ourselves. That means being good stewards of our minds, bodies, and spirits. That being said, we offer a few good things to keep you going in this month’s Miscellaneous — Athletics’ no-frills round-up of the cultural items that inspire our team each month. 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)

Chicken and Charcoal — Hong Kong-style Yakitori at home

Tortang Talong — Filipino eggplant omelet

Knockout punch recipes — Ideal for the last lazy days of summer

Care (wellness)

Yoga for back pain — Counteract all that sitting and typing with some restorative back-bends

Breathing Instruments — Record that asked various artists to “accentuate the ways in which instruments sound like they are breathing”

Memorizing poetry — Let your mind wander through the wonder of words

Consume (content)

Boys State — Incredible documentary about an annual program where teenage boys create a mock government

Giri / Haji — Japanese gangster drama meets British police procedure in a brilliant culture clash

Banking Black — Field guide to black financial institutions

Smile (positivity)

Sopranos Style — Profiling “every outfit on the Sopranos”

New Generation of Black Farmers — Continuing the tradition of self-determination through agriculture

Belted Kingfishers — Parenting tips and flight lessons from riverside royalty

Poetic Fragment

“History says, Don’t hope

On this side of the grave,

But then, once in a lifetime

The longed-for tidal wave

Of justice can rise up

And hope and history rhyme.”


— From “The Cure at Troy” by Seamus Heaney (1990)


In solidarity,