I took some time off this summer to step away from technology and to recharge my "batteries". One of my friends, Bill Law, is a reporter for BBC radio and has been drawn into some of the most cutting edge reporting from the Islamic world.
As we departed in August, Bill said he would be heading to Pakistan. Over the last few days, Pakistan is now a major story with the return of Prime Minister Bhutto.
I had started to write this article and just a few minutes ago, it was reported that there was a bombing near her motorcade.
It does remind you how the BBC covers teh world and how important it is to get reporting first hand from the front lines.