The good news: I went to see "The Reader" with Joe M. and John R. this afternoon. It was an excellent movie, and I'd highly recommend it to anyone.
More good news: Joe talked me into taking a 6-week conversational Italian course, starting tonight, at a parish near here.
Horrid news: While I was in the movie, I missed a cell phone call from/got a text message from Karla, telling me that Phillies Hall-of-Fame broadcaster Harry Kalas has passed away. I'm in shock. There goes another staple of my childhood. Watching and listening to Phillies games will never be the same.
RIP Harry. I'd say "You'll be missed", but in truth, you're already missed. Say hello to Tugger, Vuk, and Whitey for us. :( Give our regards to Jeff Lamana, too.