It is with a heavy heart that I share the news that WR’s arts and cultural good guy, Phil Bast passed away last night. I met Phil years ago in my cultural explorations here and always loved catching up with him when we crossed paths at various events, both of us with cameras in hand. I caught him in the shot above at the Grand Porch Party back in June, shooting B-roll in the rain. He was always working. A sad day. My thoughts are with his family.