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We are shaped by our past experiences - however much we should be 'forward looking'. Reflecting on times past need not be sentimental, or wallowing in the tragedies and misfortunes. We can always learn from the past because it was the catalyst for the present. And I do not mean 'learning by our mistakes' either. As Peter Cook 's Sir Arthur Streeb-Greebling (or was it Greeb-Streebling?) put it, "I have learned by my mistakes and I have learned to repeat them exactly." Wisdom indeed. Thus, most of my meanderings here will be retrospective; considering an event long consigned to memory which might have relevance today. A long preamble to justify a look backwards in this post (hopefully not with the salty consequences which befell Lot's missus), but I hope that anyone reading this will find it worthwhile nonetheless. Any two reading this and finding it worthwhile will be little short of a miracle. Still ... we soldier on regardless. Many y

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