Mike loved weightlifting and sumo. He also loved people, even though he sometimes went to great lengths to disabuse people of that notion. The name of my blog is a sanitized version of the back of Rinaldi's famous Mr. Snatchural T-Shirt. When he was alive, it was an homage to his delightfully warped and wicked sense of humor. ( I still laugh until I cry every time I think of his Go Heavy post with the link to the East Coast Gold Secret Handshake. ) With his passing it will become a way for me to remember him, a memorial of sorts. Even though I didn't know Mike for all that long...maybe six years...I always sensed in Mike a kindred spirit.
Here is a nice tribute to Mike his step daughter Jamie put together and posted on youtube.
See ya, you mean old man. KATA.