Happy Birthday, Adam Smith!

Born June 5, 1723, Kirkcaldy, Scotland: Died Edinburgh July 17, 1790, age 67. Of course few things are quite that simple.  June 5 was the date his baptism was recorded at Kirkcaldy church, so his actual birthday was almost surely a bit earlier; but custom and...

Memorial Day

In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place, and in the sky, The larks, still bravely singing, fly.