Stolen Focus: Recovering the Sense of Flow

Posted in Observation, Pretensions toward cultural theory with tags , , , , , on May 1, 2022 by Jarrod Boyle

I’ve been reading a bit about the effect of the smart phone on the attention span, and I must confess, I recognise a number of Johann Hari’s observations in my own behaviour.

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Miyamoto Musashi Versus Cameron Quinn: A Book of Five Rings

Posted in kyokushin karate, Martial Arts, Real Men with tags , , , , , , on April 21, 2022 by Jarrod Boyle

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What are your thoughts on M as a mythological figure?

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Miyamoto Musashi Versus Cameron Quinn: A Book of Five Rings

Posted in kyokushin karate, Martial Arts, Real Men with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 12, 2022 by Jarrod Boyle

Shihan Cameron Quinn is, by the standards of ‘Theme Park…’, a luminary. He began training in Kyokushin Karate in 1971 and lived in Japan in 1976, studying Japanese and training at the Kyokushin Honbu dojo in Tokyo under Kyokushin founder, Mas Oyama.

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Instagram: Is Photography the Language of the Lie?

Posted in Pretensions toward cultural theory with tags , , , , , on February 12, 2022 by Jarrod Boyle

‘Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.’

– Oscar Wilde

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Brave New World: Beware the Philosopher

Posted in Observation, Pretensions toward cultural theory, Reading with tags , , , , , on December 26, 2021 by Jarrod Boyle

I think Brave New World is the best science fiction book ever, definitely the most prescient. Huxley was writing in the early 1930’s with Stalin and Hitler around, but what he was envisioning was our present.

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I Have Recently Begun to Dream About Fucking You

Posted in Love letters with tags on November 26, 2021 by Jarrod Boyle

I have recently begun to dream about fucking you.

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In Search of Lost Time

Posted in Reading, Real Men with tags , , , , , , on November 14, 2021 by Jarrod Boyle

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The action of In Search of Lost Time is essentially intellectual.

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In Search of Lost Time

Posted in Reading, Real Men with tags , , , , , , on November 9, 2021 by Jarrod Boyle
Look at this saucy Frenchman.

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I finished reading In Search of Lost Time a few weeks ago, and now it’s over, there is a peculiar Proust-shaped hole in my life.

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‘What’s Your Favourite John Mayer Song?’

Posted in Pretensions toward cultural theory with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 23, 2021 by Jarrod Boyle

That’s a good question, my young friend, because enjoying John Mayer is not something a ‘real’ man is willing to broadcast.

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Mirror Mirror

Posted in Pretensions toward cultural theory, trauma with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 19, 2021 by Jarrod Boyle

‘I am silver and exact. I have no preconceptions.
Whatever I see I swallow immediately
Just as it is, unmisted by love or dislike.
I am not cruel, only truthful‚
The eye of a little god, four-cornered.’

‘Mirror’

By Sylvia Plath.

Todd Sampson is full of shit.

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