Our hearts and well wishes go out to Al Eisele, a longtime Editor-at-Large at The Hill, who took a spill and is in the ICU with a head injury. He is expected to be released Tuesday, according to his daughter, Kitty Eisele, who writes and edits NPR’s “Morning Edition.”
To the legions of Al Eisele fans out there, if you’re wondering if you can do something, you can. Kitty Eisele writes on Facebook, “Jamie Stiehm Robert Schlesinger @everyone else who knows my dad – send him an email and cheer him along – he’s got a bad head injury from a fall playing tennis and is in ICU till Tues. We’re bringing his computer tomorrow so he’ll check email and we’d like him to have a batch -firstname.lastname@example.org. Ok ball’s in your court FB friends! (The tennis court is going have a time-out I’m afraid).”
A good sign: FishbowlDC sources tell us Al is already responding to emails and telling people he’s on the mend and expected to be home tomorrow, so please write and bother him.
On a personal note, as my former editor, Al might shudder to know I’m writing something about him without him being able to line edit me. Get well soon, Al or I will write all the dirt on you I know!
Photo credit: Patrick Ryan of SnarkInfested.com and former photographer at The Hill.