Having recently relocated to the gorgeous Ozark Mountains, my early New Year's Resolution is to visit every one of the breathtaking views that are in reasonably close proximity to my new home and then to paint them. I have discovered, however, that getting close enough to...

Almost exactly 14 years ago, my house in Mississippi burned to the ground, and in a panic, I allowed myself to be convinced that I should move thousands of miles from home, to live in the Northeast. At that time, I had family in Philadelphia,...