Van Gogh was not considered a “success” by the standards of his day. Nor would he be considered a “success”, were he struggling to paint today, by today’s standards. Nor would he be considered an “artist” by the accepted arts communities of the past, or those in the present, if he were painting today. Labels,… Continue reading Success


I recently read some text online that struck me as “smug”. It was written by a “successful” woman, who makes her “success” well known to others, and who enjoys a comfortably affluent lifestyle. Not content to appreciate her good luck, that her efforts in life have been rewarded, she has enhanced her view of her… Continue reading Smug