Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Ides of March

Today is March 15, known as the Ides of March, which the soothsayer warned Julius Caesar to beware of. He was murdered on that day in 44 B.C. I've always sort of thought of the date as sort of the unofficial beginning of spring, because our weather becomes more predictable springlike after March 15. If you're looking for reasons to beware the Ides of March, the Smithsonian magazine website has ten of them for you.