[Challenge] One More Visit to Emily Dickinson

The first stanza of one of Emily Dickinson’s poems reads:

snow barnThe sky is low, the clouds are mean,
A travelling flake of snow
Across a barn or through a rut
Debates if it will go.

Your challenge is to use the first two lines of Emily’s work but replace the last two with your own.

Good luck!  Leave your poem below or over on my Facebook page.

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[Challenge] Your Three Words

Following Chris Brogan’s “three words” idea, choose the three words that will be your central focus for 32015.

After weeks of consideration, mine are:

  1. Novels
  2. Health
  3. Fun

This was tough, as I really wanted to add far more emphasis on work projects. But these are the three that I’m going to concentrate on. I trust that someone smarter than me put them in my head.