*This piece may have appeared on the web once or twice before, but we’re publishing it again here because we likes it, yes we do.
by Mr. Motgol
In the Old World, people went to the New World to start anew. Once America became settled, folks would head “out West” to shake away their demons, with destinations such as California and Alaska luring folks with promises of riches and rebirth. These were places where no one cared about your history or imperfect past. You were given a clean slate, and only as good as your current effort.