It never pays to dwell on the past. Or does it? We sure spend an inordinate amount of time polishing up the turds of our history. We excuse, we shield, we redact, we rationalize, we sometimes even ponder them, briefly, then when they can't be acceptably sanitized we bury them, we dismiss them as quirky anomalies that had/have no consequence, or worse, elevate them into positive attributes. We're also too quick to accept skillfully crafted and scrubbed "official versions" as complete. Doesn't it all sound too good to be true?