Rubber Bullets and Riot Police: Istanbul Pride March, 2015

Posted in Journalism, Observation with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 30, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle
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‘Boyle’ is the Turkish word for ‘queer’.

Sometimes, if you’re lucky, you’ll find a riot with your name on it. Continue reading

Solidarity

Posted in Statement of intention with tags , on June 27, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle

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How to Get Out of your Personal Trainer’s Agreement with Goodlife

Posted in Goodlife, Journalism, Observation, Statement of intention with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 27, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle

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“The fox condemns the trap, not himself.”

– William Blake,

Proverbs of Hell.

It’s been remarkably busy down here in the offices of Theme Park at Its Darkest the past few weeks, even though the entire outfit has relocated to Istanbul. One could say that there has been an unofficial mainline to the grape-vine and, as a result, the mailbox has been heaving. Continue reading

Theme Parks and Obstacle Courses – A Novel

Posted in Theme Parks and Obstacle Courses on June 24, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle

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When Pat pushed the bathroom door, the four were standing in the middle of the room, talking. All heads swivelled towards him. The music that came rushing in behind emphasised the interruption. Continue reading

Sea Kayaking off the Coast of Dubrovnik

Posted in Observation with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 19, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle

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Today, I went sea kayaking off the coast of Dubrovnik. The water was blue and the sun was a blind hole in the sky. The surface of the Adriatic sea was like a set of chrome and lazuli tiles pouring out of the sun. Continue reading

Theme Parks and Obstacle Courses – A Novel

Posted in Theme Parks and Obstacle Courses on June 8, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle

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Domenic the D.J. didn’t turn up until ten o’clock. Before that, all the music playing in the bar at the Re:Public came from the stereo. An Oasis album; probably chosen by Sally, the tattooed English backpacker. Continue reading

First Blood: Goodlife Backs Down

Posted in Goodlife, Journalism, Observation, Statement of intention with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on June 4, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle

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“The cut worm forgives the plow.”

– William Blake,

Proverbs of Hell.

I received an email today from Lance Williams, so-called ‘Head of Fitness’ at Goodlife gyms, Australia-wide. Continue reading

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