Desperate Romantic: My Life as a Stalker (A Lamentably True Story)

Posted in Acts of devotion, Love letters, Observation, Real Men with tags , , , , , , , , on November 23, 2014 by Jarrod Boyle

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3: Fifty-One Jokers and an Ace

Dear Eurydice, Continue reading

Desperate Romantic: My Life as a Stalker (A Lamentably True Story)

Posted in Acts of devotion, Love letters, Observation, Real Men with tags , , , , on November 21, 2014 by Jarrod Boyle

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2: The Best Piece of Art I’ve Seen (By No-One Famous)

The best piece of art I’ve ever seen by no one famous was a dance piece at a TAFE one year, somewhere in the late nineties. I went with my then-girlfriend to watch a young ballet dancer friend of hers doing a solo piece. Continue reading

Desperate Romantic: My Life as a Stalker (A Lamentably True Story)

Posted in Acts of devotion, Love letters, Observation, Real Men with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 20, 2014 by Jarrod Boyle

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“If she’s amazing, she won’t be easy. If she’s easy, she won’t be amazing. If she’s worth it, you won’t give up. If you give up, you’re not worthy. Truth is, everybody’s gonna hurt you; you just have to find the ones worth suffering for.”

- Bob Marley

“Love always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres…”

- Corinthians, 13: 6-7

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Sometimes it’s best to begin a story at the end. Which, in this case, was in the office of my psychologist. Continue reading

Moral Complexity

Posted in Journalism, Observation, Real Men with tags , , on November 19, 2014 by Jarrod Boyle

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Martin Luther King Junior was a mad philanderer. Richard Cohen, in an article published in yesterday’s Washington Post, ponders the implications were it more widely known at the time.

A Review of a Book I Have Only Half-Finished

Posted in Reading with tags , , , , , , , , , , on November 11, 2014 by Jarrod Boyle

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Haruki Murikami’s Dance Dance Dance has one of the best first pages I have read, but I’m still going to give it away.

The novel opens as follows: Continue reading

Why Game of Thrones Has Come to Fascinate Us

Posted in Film, Observation, Pretensions toward cultural theory, Real Men with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 4, 2014 by Jarrod Boyle

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Lord of the Flies is one of the world’s best-loved allegories of civilization and the way it has played out through violence. Continue reading

Julie Bishop’s Not a Feminist

Posted in Observation, Pretensions toward cultural theory with tags , , , , on October 30, 2014 by Jarrod Boyle

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What a fucking disgrace.

http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/im-no-feminist-julie-bishop-20141029-11dn7m.html

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