Hello there. I hope you, and Emily Dickinson, don’t mind if I quote her for the title of my first thread. I was absolutely taken with her poetry as a child. I loved how she took the dreary and ugly colors of her life and turned them into a beautiful body of work. I have three goals I’d like to achieve here, and I hope you will help. I want to write more, write better, and grow a thicker skin. And, of course, I’d like to be your friend. I look forward to reading, writing, and conversing with you. I have much to learn; I hope I have something to offer.