Our history is disappearing. Slowly, inexorably, our past is slipping away, bit by bit, into the, well, the past. We’ve become a nation intent on the future, and while the future is important, even vital, my opinion is that the future does us no good without a past. Our own past. One of the most overused buzzwords lately is ‘moving forward.’ OK, that’s two words, but you know what I mean. You hear it constantly from politicians, talking heads on television, celebrities. They seem to think it makes them sound like they’re on the ball, like they have a grasp of what needs to be done, like they understand what’s going on around them, and know how to solve problems, win friends, and influence people.