I'm not going to pretend that we were close friends. In reality, we 'knew' each other mostly from reading each others blogs. He worked at a restaurant I frequent, so we've met in person several times but had no time for substantive conversation there. We also met at the blogger meet-up here in DE back in 2013, where we had more opportunity to spend time together.
I can say with confidence that Wayne was a lovely person. His thoughtful and intelligent blog posts were very different from my style of writing, but they were completely him.
He was known for his smile, which everyone who knew him will sorely miss.
|Photo lifted from Wayne's facebook page|