From time to time I despair my miserably slow learning rate. I sometimes remind myself of an old shaggy dog story: My brother-in-law laughs at every joke three times—first when he hears it, second when someone explains it to him and third when he finally gets it. And here I am spending half my time in an occupation that puts a premium on rapidly ferreting out, absorbing and compiling the new and different, and reassembling it in a useful and interesting way ...on deadline. I often console myself with a quip from a grad school professor of mine: "The slow rats still learn the maze and with less superstitious behavior." Please pass the cheese.
So it was with a great sense of glee that I read—and reread—a fascinating article sent my way by John Murphy, one of Training