“There are people who can never go back, who must finish what they start. I am one of those people.” says Regina Giddens, set on her path of family destruction, careless of the consequences. To me this is the most powerful line of Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes. Last week a lot of my colleagues were talking about “not burning your bridges.” Maintaining good relationship with everyone, if you can. And I wonder, is “not burning your bridges” really that important? Bridges are only important if you are worried about going back. If you are hellbent on only moving forward, what difference does it make? Either way Regina’s character is my favorite type of character. Like Captain Ahab, the hellbent ones are for me.