From the January 1988 magazine.

Making Manuel Drink

My parents had always taught me I not to drink alone. "Only alcoholics," they warned, "drink alone. People who drink with others are social drinkers, and never alcoholics."

I learned that lesson well. But years later, as a parish priest in a Central American country, I was faced with a dilemma. I liked to drink. In fact, I liked to drink very, very much. Too much, as a matter of fact. . .and I was alone. I staffed a one-man parish--isolated in the mountains.

-- Dan J.

Cochabamba, Bolivia

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