The Pope, Osama, and I

So, I’m cruising in this skinny and thin-skinned aluminium tube at 35000 feet, going approximately 500 mph on my way back to the United States from Rome on May 1, 2011, on that same day the former Pope John Paul II is beatified at the Vatican, and Osama bin Laden is killed by a SEAL team (he was killed around 1 am May 2, which is 8 pm May 1 in Rome time). I don’t believe in coincidences…