A thought-provoking post from Allen Rizzi, a talented author and musician.


I took my wife out this last Friday for an evening of music and a bit of food. We headed for Asheville’s Black Forest Restaurant as we had been there many times to listen to one of our favorite music groups, The Travelers Club. What started out as fun evening turned out to be a shocker.

Flash backward. In 2009, we bought a home in Etowah, North Carolina and needed to install television service. I called Direct TV and soon an installer showed up. It was late and darkness had already fallen but the installer pushed forward and got the job done in the dark. After he was done, we got to talking and I learned that he was a musician and song writer with a local group called The Travelers Club. He gave me a CD and disappeared into the night.

As the months and years went by, we…

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