I found out about Pan Am 103 from the evening news, and I remember thinking that it was nearly Christmas. Surely some of the people on that plane were coming home to see their families. What I didn't know was that one of my relatives had the task of mapping where all the debris fell.
I hope that with the 25th anniversary of the Lockerbie bombing, you spend a few moments thinking of the 270 victims who died tragically but spend even more time thinking of how you can have a positive effect on those around you today. Life is short, and each day is a blessing.
According to Wikipedia, "wanderlust is a strong desire for or impulse to wander or travel and explore the world." I suspect that if you're reading this, you are likely to have at least a mild case of this condition. Did you ever wonder where this feeling comes from?
Did Eichmann and Hussein receive true justice by appearing in courts of law and sentenced to death under the rule of law? Was Osama bin Laden notably and unceremoniously treated to a revenge killing for his crimes?
The problem with nuclear power is not simply one of safety. It is one more of economics. So long as we depend on OPEC oil supplies, OPEC can drop its prices and make plant investments uneconomic overnight.
BP, facing mounting claims that it is not handling damage payments for the oil spill, is likely to face significant wrath from the Senate and the White House if the controversy over their involvement in Megrahi's release intensifies.
Fasten your seatbelts: in this three-part series, I'm going to tell you the story of the rise and fall of Pan Am, and perhaps you will benefit from hearing about the painful impact of the fall on its employees and how we survived this trauma.
Megrahi's release and hero's welcome in Libya, along with the leak of two letters from Britain's justice minister, have prompted calls for British Prime Minister Gordon Brown to stop evading the issue.