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,...

Yesterday, I returned to the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC, and my plan was to spend most of my time reexamining Van Gogh's paintings there, but for some reason, I walked into the gallery from a different direction, and I found myself drawn...

Something interesting happened this past week. I allowed myself to put a painting in an art show that I didn't believe that anyone would like, and I was stunned when it was one of the first paintings to sell. After the sale, I remarked to...

William Shakespeare said: "What’s in a name?  that which we call a rose  By any other name would smell as sweet…" Shakespeare Well, that might have been true when Shakespeare was alive–before the age of the World Wide Web--but at this time, the names that we give things...