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From the December 2015 magazine.

Who's Gonna Drive You Home?

The band finished their last number, the bartender announced last call and we all ordered one last drink. Before it arrived, I felt a hand on my shoulder and heard the question: "You come here often?" I looked up and it was the lead singer from the band. Up close I realized he was a guy from my last home group. I knew he did something on Wall Street, but then I remembered he played in a band a couple of times a week. Embarrassed, I said something I can't remember and he said: "We've missed you. Are these your new friends? You get good advice here?"

I shrugged my shoulders, hoping he'd leave. He put his hand on my arm, leaned forward as he lowered his voice and said: "Who's gonna tell you when it's too late? Who's gonna tell you things aren't so great? You can't go on thinking nothing's wrong. Who's gonna drive you home tonight?"

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