I tend to read anything and everything. I like most genres and nearly all authors. Maybe I should be more discriminating, but I have often found wonderful little nuggets of truth or insight in the strangest places. I have been reading a World War II novel by W.E.B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth IV entitled, “The Assassination Option.” In it, one of the characters misquotes Robert Burns’ lines in “To a Mouse,” when he says, “the best-laid plans gang aft agley.” The line actually reads:
The best laid schemes o’ Mice an’ Men
Gang aft agley,
An’ lea’e us nought but grief an’ pain,
For promis’d joy!