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‘Are You a Satanist?’

Posted in Journalism, Observation, Reading, Real Men, Statement of intention, Pretensions toward cultural theory with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 15, 2014 by Jarrod Boyle

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I feel responsible. I feel that I must do something like Flanagan, or Tolstoy. Anything less is a waste of everyone’s time – both yours, and mine. If I think about it too much, there’s not even time enough to go to work. Continue reading

‘Are You A Satanist?’

Posted in Observation, Reading, Real Men, Statement of intention with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 14, 2014 by Jarrod Boyle

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The last twelve to eighteen months have taught me that if you put something on the internet, everybody will see it. People rarely comment on-line, but I seem to get all kinds of bizarre responses when I see them in public, ranging from facial expressions that look like they’ve swallowed a bullfrog (and are struggling to keep it down) to, ‘What’s with all the leather gear?’ Or even, ‘Are you a Satanist?’ Continue reading

‘Blood is Proof of Life’

Posted in Kickboxing, Martial Arts, Observation, Real Men, Statement of intention with tags , , , , , , , , on December 6, 2014 by Jarrod Boyle

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Your humble narrator was fortunate enough to be quoted in The Age Newspaper and The Sydney Morning Herald today on the subject of cage fighting in Victoria.

http://www.theage.com.au/sport/blood-is-proof-of-life-20141206-121oze.html

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

Posted in Acts of devotion, Love letters, Observation, Real Men with tags , , , , on December 3, 2014 by Jarrod Boyle

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Epilogue

“Forget everything anybody says or does; everything is a cry, please love me.”

-Hafiz,

Sufi poet. 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 December 3, 2014 by Jarrod Boyle

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12: The Heart of the Problem

“I hate to turn up out of the blue uninvited but

I couldn’t stay away, I couldn’t fight it

I had hoped you’d see my face and that you’d be reminded

That for me, it isn’t over…”

-Adele,

Someone Like You

I’ve been driving around in the yellow Monaro with Adele blaring from the stereo (not very rock and roll). 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 December 2, 2014 by Jarrod Boyle

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11: Adventures in the Musee de l’Orangerie

“The art of love is largely the art of persistence.”

-Albert Ellis

After Eurydice’s stalker allegation, I gave it another two months (I figured this showed dedication, but fell safely outside the stalker criteria), and wrote again. 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 December 1, 2014 by Jarrod Boyle

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10: The Reason She’s in the Tower

“You need to cut all the ‘knight in shining armour’ bullshit! Look, if she’s in a tower, it’s because someone has put her in there for a reason! She’s been put there because she’s fucking crazy!’

- Erin Gill. 

I have been labelled a stalker once before. Continue reading

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