I was listening to This American Life over the weekend, which ran or re-ran a broadcast that looked at State College, Pennsylvania the great college town where Penn State is located. PSU is routinely voted the nation's number one "party school." Translation: student drinking. Alcohol is complicated. The great American experiment with prohibition didn't work out all that well. Alcohol is social lubrication, helping the socially inept (including moi,) mate since time immemorial--but, an utter disaster for many as most of us know; alcohol is the cause of so many social and family tragedies.