‘Sorry, Not Beautiful.’

Posted in Observation with tags , , , , , , , on July 2, 2022 by Jarrod Boyle

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It is not necessary to be a professional athlete training twice a day, for four hours a day, to achieve these outcomes.

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‘Sorry, Not Beautiful.’

Posted in Observation with tags , , , , , , , , on June 22, 2022 by Jarrod Boyle

No doubt we were all amused this week by the back-and-forth between Sports Illustrated cover model Yumi Nu and Jordan Peterson.

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Thomas Hardy: Character is Fate in ‘The Mayor of Casterbridge’

Posted in Fiction, Observation, Reading with tags , , , , , , , , on May 31, 2022 by Jarrod Boyle

‘Character is fate, said Novalis, and Farfrae’s character was just the reverse of Henchard’s, who might not be inaptly described as Faust has been described – as a vehement gloomy being who had quitted the ways of vulgar men without light to guide him on a better way.’

Thomas Hardy,

The Mayor of Casterbridge,

P. 131

While reading The Mayor of Casterbridge this morning, I saw something that I did not like: myself.

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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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