People ask me why I am so obsessed with the past. The answer is that I intend to learn from it. I do not wish to make the same mistakes our ancestors did. I wish to build a better future than they did. And more than wishing, I plan to do exactly that. But as the old saw goes, if one does not learn from history one is doomed to repeat it. I do not intend to repeat it. And so I make plans.