Lady Gaga: Magnificently Ugly

Posted in Film, Real Men with tags , , , , , on December 13, 2018 by Jarrod Boyle

 

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If Hollywood filmmaking is spellcasting, A Star Is Born seduced me absolutely. Continue reading

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Is Jocko Willink A Psychopath?

Posted in Real Men with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 5, 2018 by Jarrod Boyle

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After taking a regular interest in his podcasts, I’m finding it hard to tell. Continue reading

The Worst First Date in the History of the World

Posted in Fiction, sexual misadventure, Writing with tags , , on October 9, 2018 by Jarrod Boyle

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There is something confronting about the disembodied voice of a stranger on the telephone, particularly when it’s someone you may fall in love with. Continue reading

Ayahuasca: A Memorable Fancy

Posted in Ayahuasca with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on September 8, 2018 by Jarrod Boyle

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The malocca was transformed into a throne room and the courtiers partied in the room below us. I sat on my throne, a giant black widow spider at either hand, remote in the shadows. Continue reading

Ayahuasca: A Memorable Fancy

Posted in Ayahuasca with tags , , , , , , on September 5, 2018 by Jarrod Boyle

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The ayahuasca, a thick, tar-green puree, ran into the glass. I raised it to my lips, held my breath, and attempted to pour it down my throat without inadvertently tasting it. The flavour was like a fist squeezing the base of my tongue. Continue reading

Ayahuasca: A Memorable Fancy

Posted in Ayahuasca with tags , , , , on September 1, 2018 by Jarrod Boyle

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By the next morning, I felt physically sick and exhausted. I went to the dispensary and took the thimble of turgid green medicine. As the taste worked its way into my guts as a filament of revulsion, I considered giving the final session a miss. Continue reading

Ayahuasca: A Memorable Fancy

Posted in Ayahuasca with tags , , on August 27, 2018 by Jarrod Boyle

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The ceremony itself transpires in a ritual space called a malocca, which is a large communal hacienda. Each of the participants lies on a mat on the floor with a pillow, a blanket and a bucket at its foot. The ceremony begins with each coming forward to imbibe the ayahuasca, not unlike a communion of sorts. Continue reading

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