Monday, June 29, 2009

Mish-mash Monday...

I had a really good weekend, highlighted by a spontaneous trip to Newport, R.I. on Saturday - the first truly gorgeous day we've had in recently memory. My weekend was a little of this - the Cliff Walk, shopping - and a little of that - errands, puzzle-doing - and today's blog follows in that vein. 

Within the last year or so, I've become a little obsessed with Arts & Crafts architecture. This should be a surprise to no one, considering the name of the style. : ) But I came across a blog post on about Frank Lloyd Wright legos. He's not generally my style, but I loved Legos as a kid and thought it was pretty cool to have Lego sets that let you build actual architectural gems like the Getty Museum, etc. 

The current crisis in Iran has overshadowed another attempted political revolution that made news months ago after the cyclone that devastated Burma/Myanmar exposed just how badly the people there were suffering under a dictator. Protests led by Buddhist monks and nuns and populated by ordinary citizens were brutally crushed. According to Google News, some of the opposition members fled and had been looking for asylum until the tiny island of Palau took them in and promised to keep them safe.

The last story for today is about an inspirational three year-old. Olivia Curcuru had an accident not that far from her home and was paralyzed from the upper abdomen down. But she has not let that stop her. Like any three year-old, Olivia plays games with her mom and participates in sports. She competed in her first triathlon one month after coming home from rehabilitation, according to The Explorer News out of Tucson, Ariz. 

(Photo courtesy of The Explorer News)

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