Archive for January, 2012


Every year I plan to observe Robbie Burns Day and every year it passes me by. This year, however, we have a supply of Scotch on hand and I have been quietly rehearsing a poem to recite (after, definitely after, the Scotch). I decided on “To A Louse,” mainly because although the rest of the lines wandered off shortly after I read them back in high school, that “O wad some Power” has stayed randomly lodged. If it goes well maybe next year will include haggis and a guest or two. Happy birthday, Robert.