Mike and Katie met through a mutual friend, who had introduced them over dinner. He was one of Mike's best friends and also served in the military with him. They felt an immediate connection and Katie said 'immediately when I met him, I fell for him.'
In my 50s I looked at the walls around me -- marriage, work, lifestyle - and wondered if they were keeping my life together or keeping life out. I know people who seem perfectly content with their lives. That ain't me.
Despite looking like a metal band, and in fact being a metal band, they shattered so many stereotypes I held about their hard-thrashing lifestyle. Which is why I am so moved to hear about Mitch's passing away in such a quintessentially rock 'n' roll way.