Archive for William Blake

‘Are You A Satanist?’

Posted in Observation, Reading, Real Men, Statement of intention with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 14, 2014 by Jarrod Boyle

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The last twelve to eighteen months have taught me that if you put something on the internet, everybody will see it. People rarely comment on-line, but I seem to get all kinds of bizarre responses when I see them in public, ranging from facial expressions that look like they’ve swallowed a bullfrog (and are struggling to keep it down) to, ‘What’s with all the leather gear?’ Or even, ‘Are you a Satanist?’ Continue reading

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Kafka’s Mouse and Bukowski’s Bluebird

Posted in Fiction, Observation, Reading, Real Men with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 7, 2014 by Jarrod Boyle

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I read Kafka’s The Trial earlier in the year, and it was a boring read that paid off in a big way by the end. Continue reading

Worshipping at the Temple of Squat

Posted in Fiction, Real Men, Statement of intention, Writing with tags , , on April 8, 2014 by Jarrod Boyle

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Greetings Dear Reader,

As you may have noticed, I have undergone a prolonged absence. It has not been because I have been doing other things; rather, an extraordinary occurrence overtook me a month ago and completely sapped me of the desire to write. It wasn’t negative, but so profound I haven’t been able to do much other than go to work. Nothing painful; just dazzling. I may write about it at a later stage.

I am getting back on the horse and starting to produce some essays and the like. In the meantime, I thought I’d post this chapter from the novel I’ve been working on for the last nine months. I’ll have it finished soon and will publish more of it accordingly. I thought to post this today because I went to the gym and engaged in one of my absolute favorite activities; squatting with a barbell across my back. Perhaps you share my enthusiasm. Otherwise, perhaps this piece will give you a doorway into it.

Enjoy. Continue reading

Thought for the Day

Posted in Observation, Reading, Real Men with tags , on October 28, 2012 by Jarrod Boyle

 

When thou seest an eagle, thou seest a portion of genius. Lift up thy head!

The Dark Satanic Mill – Recreation Gym, South Melbourne

Posted in Observation, Statement of intention with tags , , , , , , , , on October 4, 2012 by Jarrod Boyle

A gym is like a gothic cathedral; everything from the architecture to the fittings to the music should conspire to project your energy upward. Training is a ritual experience. It’s a celebration of values though action. Continue reading

Icons: Part II

Posted in Fitness, Observation with tags , , , , , , , , on February 1, 2012 by Jarrod Boyle

My favourite Arts Degree joke was written on the toilet paper dispenser underneath the Melbourne University Union Building; “Arts Degrees: Please Take One.” Continue reading

The Devil’s Music

Posted in Reading, Slayer with tags , , , , , , on April 11, 2011 by Jarrod Boyle

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One of my absolute favourite pieces of writing – ever – is William Blake’s The Marriage of Heaven and Hell. Please check it out at the link – the text has been  reproduced with some of Blake’s actual illustrations. Continue reading

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