As a contributor to Shakesville, I got to know some of my fellow contributors only through the blog and the backstage e-mails we exchanged. That may seem like a remote way to make friends, but often the bonds that grow are as strong and meaningful as meeting in person.
I got to know Phil Barron as a warm and friendly person and a great writer — two qualities I aspire to. So I was stunned and saddened to hear that he came down with a sudden illness earlier this week and then passed away yesterday.
I hold him, his wife, his family, and our community that loved him in the Light.