Archive for May, 2012

Wendy Waters

Posted in Reading, Real Men with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 24, 2012 by Jarrod Boyle


Wendy Waters is the best unpublished writer I know. Continue reading

Catch the Moon, Mary

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

This is the first chapter from ‘Catch the Moon, Mary’, by Wendy Waters, as promised. 

At its best, his soul was in flashing, quivering, constant motion: the gold, yellow, white and silver light of it darting about like fish in a sunlit bowl. But this interminable quest had dimmed and contracted him.

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Freedom, Sunshine and a Little Flower

Posted in Observation with tags , , on May 22, 2012 by Jarrod Boyle

I recently read a story from the Washington Post via Facebook, about an experiment conducted in a U.S. railway tunnel.

One of the world’s most gifted musicians, Joshua Bell, stood and played a succession of classical masterpieces on a $3.5 million dollar violin and was ignored by everyone, except a small child. Continue reading

Comparative Religions in 'Game of Thrones'.

Posted in Film, Real Men with tags on May 19, 2012 by Jarrod Boyle

“Do you pray to the Gods?”

“The old and the new.”

There is only one God, and his name is Death. And there is only one thing we say to Death; not today.”

The Gaslight Anthem – 45

Posted in Music with tags , , on May 15, 2012 by Jarrod Boyle

The Gaslight Anthem’s new album, ‘Handwritten’, is on the way. In the interim, we have the new single, “45″.

Sometimes, I imagine that if I could open my heart, it would sound like this; passionate, lyrical, and full of crunch and grind.

(Click on the link, dummy).

Emily Friedel

Posted in Fitness, Real Men with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 14, 2012 by Jarrod Boyle

Emily Friedel is Australia’s only Master of Sport in Girevoy, the sport of Kettlebell lifting. She placed first in her event at the WKC World Championships in 2010 and 2011 and also holds the official Australian women’s record for 24kg snatches. Continue reading

Leo Tolstoy Vs. Robert S. McNamara

Posted in Observation, Reading, Real Men with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 2, 2012 by Jarrod Boyle

One of the most interesting aspects of reading is that sometimes you might read something and, regardless of whether you enjoy it or not, it begins to creep into your thinking. You start to see it everywhere; kind of like when you’re walking the streets in a strange country and you feel as if you keep catching glimpses of people you know. Continue reading

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