We celebrate plenty of random authors’ birthdays, and Robert Burns’ birthday is one of my favorites. It’s a great day to celebrate my Scottish heritage with Scottish food and Scottish poetry (if you’ve never read “To a Louse,” you haven’t lived). Unfortunately, we don’t have a caber out back, but if we did, we’d celebrate by tossing it.
Years ago, I wanted to learn highland dancing. In the days before Internet, it was hard to do from a book. Fortunately, though, it looks like the t-rexes have it covered.
So here’s to a great poet who everyone knows but probably doesn’t realize they know. Next time you hear “Auld Lang Syne,” remember that he’s the one who wrote it.