The world is more often defined by the random than the organized. Here are some disparate news of Latter-day Saints and the Mormon world from the past two weeks.

New York Times: LDS blogger's tragedy makes virtual personal

The Times story begins: When a small private plane carrying Stephanie Nielson, a young mother who lives in Mesa, Ariz., crashed in eastern Arizona three weeks ago, Katja Muggli, a graphic designer in Munich, said she felt as if there had been a tragedy in her own family — and in a virtual way, there had been.

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