My holiday calls are going well. It is a 2-year tradition. This afternoon, I spoke with Leslie, Phyllis, and Tom and Sidney. I told Sidney stories about working for Mario and Andrew Cuomo. The content of the calls is not as important as the fact that two people are actually talking to each other. No emails, e-cards, texts, or paper holiday greeting cards. They may be so old-fashioned, but the calls are so gratifying - at least to me.