The list of things that took an embarrassingly long time for me to learn in life is, well, embarrassingly long. I didn't catch on to the whole "telling time on an analog clock" thing as quickly as my elementary school peers, for example. And I was well into my teens before I understood that Liam Neeson and Leslie Nielsen are not the same person. Just last weekend I realized I may never be able to recall which personality type (supposedly) correlates to right-brained thinkers and which to left-brained, though the fact that I can never remember that probably indicates which side of my own brain I use more. Then there's the late-learned lesson that fills me with regret when I think back on every diner and steak house I have ever visited — the one about ordering a high-quality beef burger by using an elegant economy of... More >>>