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There is a concept known as 'The Four Stages of Competence'. This is a model for learning and relates to the phases one goes through as they learn a new topic. Stage one of this concept starts off with you believing you have an understanding of the topic, to realising that you don't know the content as much as you…

I recently had my Uncle, a pack a day smoker pass away. At the funeral his friend spoke and talked about his mining uniform. The man speaking described an object on this mining uniform in an ascending movement from his boots to his helmet, and then linked a story or value to each item.  One particular sentence stood out for me more…

We all wish at some point that the past could be changed and that we could do things over differently. Life can be a bit like that sometimes. Failure of some lessons is key to moving forward, and the experience along the way is invaluable. I just wish some lessons were taught before the lesson needed to be learned.

I've long been a fan of Moonlight Sonata in the way that it calms the most stubborn of muscles into submission. Like Sonata, I'm increasingly finding myself reading interesting sentences which do the same. This sentence has five words. Here are five more words. Five-word sentences are fine. But several together become monotonous. Listen to what is happening. The writing…