Write, Read, Write Some More

A blog by: Sarah Parker

Smitten with a Book

It’s been a while since I have been so smitten by the beginning of a book. I want to savor every page. Yet, I’m already grieving it’s loss. I’m so grateful I told myself not to rewatch stupid videos that make me feel empty and read instead. Until this time of extended time at home,Continue reading “Smitten with a Book”

Achingly Good

That feeling you get from a book, an old photo of a boyfriend, a song. It’s seductive and addictive and won’t let go of you. It lingers for days, like a cold. Each day there is a little less heartache. You clean the bathroom and engage in life. But the suckerpunch lovedrunk feeling wants toContinue reading “Achingly Good”

Viola’s Violets

My grandmother, ViolaGrew African violets on her windowsill. They stretched across the wide windowAt the front of her little World War 2 house In Detroit on CollinghamDifferent colors, dotted mini lightsUpon the white and grey marble ledge. I have one nowTwo purple blooms Violet violets remind me Of Viola.

A Cup of Tea

The reason I settled on tea was because there were no cookies in the pantry. I tried to find a sweet tea to satisfy my sugary craving. Vanilla Bean Macaron was as close as I was going to get to a treat. I even added half and half to make it more creamy. Slowly, IContinue reading “A Cup of Tea”

Thank you Lucy et al.

It was a powerful, positive connection. Yesterday, several staff developers and members of the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project opened their homes so we could connect online in office hours. I’m grateful to feel comfortable in this uncharted territory as an educator. But no one can be prepared for missing the sound of theContinue reading “Thank you Lucy et al.”


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