The Inside Rail

Harry Leslie Smith died Wednesday. He was 95.

Born in England, Smith survived the Great Depression, World War II, losing his wife and a son. Throughout it all, Smith railed against the machine, defended the poor and weak, fought for the little guy, crusaded for social justice. At 87, he began to write his memoirs, pick up one or a couple of his books, his perspective might change your perspective. 

He called himself, "The World's Oldest Rebel." 

Google him, read a little bit about his life, his mission, his passion, his difference. You'll be glad you did. 

I'll leave you the same way The New York Times left Smith's obituary Sunday. "Enjoy yourself," he often said. "It's later than you think."