Winter Scenes from Hendrick Avercamp

This year, Albany’s winter has been unseasonably warm. It’s almost the end of February, but the school has never been cancelled due to the snowstorm. The snow actually came pretty early (on October 30th, when trees still even have their leaves). But other than the three or four days with couple of hours of snow, […]

Vincent van Gogh and the Story of Pain and Passion

One of the things I learned from living in Holland is this: whenever the weather gets nice, we better go out and make the most of it. Holland’s weather is notorious for being dark, cloudy, and wet. So anytime the sky is clear and the sun is out, the Dutch knows that they need to […]