My friend Marguerite Bryant from California has been sick for several weeks with what her doctor called "The Crud." I remember the doctor telling my mother years ago I had The Crud - a cold and cough that just wouldn't seem to go away. This week everyone here has been very sick with the flu. It's been four days now, and we're still feeling lousy. My body has had my days and nights mixed up for over a year now. I can't sleep at night and then sleep all day. While I was feeling so lousy and wide awake last night, I decided to try painting a picture of the virus that causes The Crud.