1. Education, Metaphorically

    The inspiration for this was an email to one of the motorcycle training lists with the final thought,

    As we know we can only fill the toolbox, we can't make them use the tools. I hope he never misplaces that toolbox.
    That is quite true. In any endeavor, you have "tools", and "skill". And an abundance of one can rarely make up for the lack of the other. Owning a race bike (an excellent "specialty tool"), for example, does not, by itself, ...