The voice on the other end of the phone was probably kidding, but who the hell could tell? Not me. The holidays are generally brutal on my end--far from anything remotely resembling vacation. I'm not a big drinker, but there's something about Christmas and New Year's parties that turns me into a ranting boozer--much like most of my journalist friends in these parts and back East. (Be sure to read next week's column, when I channel Senator McCarthy and... More >>>