A favorite of mine is this guy...Mike Crocker...a St. Louis Boy.  Mike and I became roommates for awhile after I got tossed from our very own Animal House...Sigma Chi.  That place took no 2nd fiddle to the Animals in the movie, so beloved by so many...with the so special #1 Animal in that movie, John Belushi the leading man.

We had a lot of Belushi(s) in our fool`s den that somehow is still upright on 500 College Ave.  I`m not the only Sigma Chi criminal, but, I did set a late night fire in the House...it was doused by a Brother who got up to take a whiz...before I burned the joint down and got sent to the Big House in Jefferson City for arson.  My attempted arson was at least done in the new wing which was a dump that more than a few of Brothers did their best to demolish.  Well oiled, either on cheap beer or cheap rotgut.  The old, original house in front of that new wing dump was actually a beauty...brick, white Georgian columns overlooking a the biggest lawn any fraternity had.  There were plenty of close calls with demolishing that gem...I didn`t give that one my best.

Mike and I...and one more maybe crazier lunatic named Fitz got an apartment together...after I got thrown out of the Chi Lodge.  Fitz and I did some fine work to ruin that apartment, too.  I was evicted before I could get the job done.

Why I`m recounting this crap is mostly because I don`t have any idea what to say in these blogs I`m now doing....like this one.  But, I got this email with Mike`s photo here.  Some memory returns...

I have always liked Mike...he looks pretty good for 69 or 70...he got out of Missouri: to Memphis...as I got out to light up in another kind of fool`s den:  Telluride.  Unlike me, Mike seems to have grown up...