One year ago today, we welcomed our third child into the world. We named him David Simon Carden–David for the Old Testament king, foibles and all, and Simon after Julian Simon. One of the most tragic beliefs people have today is the idea that there are “too many” people. One of the most outrageously offensive beliefs people have is that it is irresponsible and perhaps immoral to have more than one or two children. When we learned we were expecting him I started the Julian Simon Club. The problem isn’t that we have too many people. If anything, we have too few.

Happy birthday, David. May your name be a constant reminder that you are more valuable than you can imagine.