Author Archives: The Brawling Poet

About The Brawling Poet

I'm a father, husband, and teacher (in that order) with slightly geekish interests. And don't worry - I brawl metaphorically. Check out my Twitter feed at @TheBrawlingPoet as well.

Threshold

Gained wisdom cast aside, the screenlit drones Will digitize their failures with dull taps On smudged touchscreens while ancients murmur, moan And weep with voice of muffled thunderclaps. Angelic minstrel with his sword of flame And ash in gauntlet formed … Continue reading

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Should Have

My little sister should have been forty today. I should have been able to Skype her over in the Netherlands and razz her about becoming an old fart like her brother. She should have been able to tell her headstrong … Continue reading

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The Rules of Error

More and more, my sons are in the kitchen making meals alongside me, their spatulas wielded by increasingly-confident hands. Because they have learned how to express themselves through cooking, their techniques are much more advanced than mine were at their … Continue reading

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A Visualization of Perfect Simplicity…

…cooked by my twelve-year-old son. “But, Dad, it’s just grilled ham and cheese!” I took a picture and showed him the details: the perfectly melted and browned cheese, the crunchy earthtones of sourdough which has been properly buttered and seared. … Continue reading

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Roll Out!

I freely admit that sushi techniques can be found just about anywhere on the web. I also freely admit my noobness when it comes to sushi prep. Having been born into an Irish Catholic household, I was more likely to … Continue reading

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A Pie Fit for a Shepherd

In the past few months, shepherd’s pie (also known as cottage pie for you old-school types) has started the process of becoming a perennial favorite in our dining room. I think this is a very good thing indeed. My mother … Continue reading

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Briefly, Sushi

I whipped up a few… Okay, fine. You don’t just “whip up” fourteen sushi rolls. Hence the lack of a proper blog post – there just wasn’t any time for it. I made fourteen sushi rolls of five different varieties the other … Continue reading

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