Month: February 2024

Who raised Simon Altford?

Who raised Simon Altford?
The world feels too frenetic nowadays. In our individual pursuits of whatever it is we are trying to achieve, we collectively resemble a panicked crowd inside a movie theater that has caught fire. We readily trample on others to save our own lives in the mad rush to...

Vincent van Gogh, luck, and taxes

Who raised Simon Altford?
The famous Dutch painter, Vincent van Gogh, died by suicide in 1890 at the tender age of 37. He lived in poverty for many years prior to his death. Although I have long admired the great man’s paintings, I had inadequate knowledge of his struggles during his lifetime....