Archive for January, 2012

Happy Thought for the Day

Posted in Observation with tags , on January 24, 2012 by Jarrod Boyle

“First they came for the communists, but I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a communist.

Then they came for the Jews but I didn’t speak up, because I wasn’t a Jew.

Then they came for the trade unionists, but I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a trade unionist.

Then they came for the Catholics, but I didn’t speak up because I was a protestant.

Then they came for me, and by that time, there was no one left to stand up.”

-Pastor Martin Neimoeller

The World is a Deaf Machine: The Loser’s Manifesto

Posted in Observation, Reading with tags , , , , on January 24, 2012 by Jarrod Boyle

The Red Tree – a children’s storybook – is one of those rare works of art so powerful, it completely transcends its genre. However, I would never allow my kids to look at it. Continue reading

Nathan 'Carnage' Corbett: What's on for 2012

Posted in Journalism, Kickboxing with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 22, 2012 by Jarrod Boyle

Nathan ‘Carnage’ Corbett gives us the flip side of Richard Walsh’s coin. Continue reading

Kickboxing Showreel – Updated

Posted in Kickboxing with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 17, 2012 by Jarrod Boyle

My updated kickboxing showreel, courtesy of Nick Moore. He’s been joking about making a version where I sustain all the hits. Probably not a bad idea – there’s probably more than a few people who would enjoy it.

Workout – 17/01/12

Posted in Fitness on January 17, 2012 by Jarrod Boyle

Today’s workout was a cracker, hence my enthusiastic posting. The theory behind it is to provide a holistic resistance session with a significant cardiovascular component; the idea being to get the heart rate between 85 and 100% of maximum, which is where the heart rate will be when fighting. At this intensity, the body respires differently and the muscles fire specifically, so to be ‘fit’ for a fight, you need to work with your HR in this range. Continue reading

Biting the Hand That feeds

Posted in Film, Observation with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 14, 2012 by Jarrod Boyle

As a young man, George A. Romero was one of my heroes. Continue reading

Richard Walsh – What's on for 2012

Posted in Kickboxing with tags , , , , , , , , on January 7, 2012 by Jarrod Boyle

Tomas Hron vs Nathan Corbett, round 1 of the MPL

Richard Walsh is one of Australia’s best Muay Thai trainers. He spent a few minutes talking about what 2012 has in store for his most famous charge, Nathan ‘Carnage’ Corbett. Continue reading

Of Gods and Men

Posted in Film on January 4, 2012 by Jarrod Boyle

“Accepting our powerlessness and our extreme poverty is an invitation, and urgent appeal to create with others relationships not based on power. Recognising my weaknesses, I accept those of others. I can bear them, make them mine, in imitation of Christ. Such an attitude transforms us for our mission. Weakness is in itself not a virtue but the expression of a fundamental reality which must constantly be refashioned by faith, hope and love. The apostle’s weakness is like Christ’s: rooted in the mystery of Easter and the strength of the spirit. It is neither passivity nor resignation. It requires great courage and incites one to defend justice and truth and to denounce the temptation of force and power.”

–       Of Gods and Men, 34 minute mark.

 

Sometimes you see or hear or read something that, regardless of its quality, cuts you right to the quick. Continue reading

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