I just want to join

in sending along get-well wishes to a stellar journalist in Philadelphia, a friend of this site and simply a friend -- Brian Hickey, former managing editor of the City Paper, who was

as he walked toward the PATCO station in Collingswood, N.J., this weekend, and who remains hospitalized in critical condition.

Brian has a long road ahead although the initial news from his CT scan seems positive. Here's hoping for a speedy recovery -- the journalism world of Philadelphia is a poorer place every day that Brian is off the streets.