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FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2006 file photo, actress Jayne Meadows arrives for the 3rd annual Alfred Mann Foundation Innovation and Inspiration Gala held in Beverly Hills, Calif. The actress and TV personality, Meadows, who often teamed with her husband Steve Allen, has died at age 95. Meadows’ son, Bill Allen, said she died Sunday, April 26, 2015, in her home in the Encino area of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Phil McCarten, File)

FILE – In this Sept. 9, 2006 file photo, actress Jayne Meadows arrives for the 3rd annual Alfred Mann Foundation Innovation and Inspiration Gala held in Beverly Hills, Calif. The actress and TV personality, Meadows, who often teamed with her husband Steve Allen, has died at age 95. Meadows’ son, Bill Allen, said she died Sunday, April 26, 2015, in her home in the Encino area of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Phil McCarten, File)

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Teach Me, Lord

© Heather Flood

Teach me, Lord,
What I don’t know
Show me which way
And where to go
Alone I stumble
Alone I fall
But your gentle voice
Leads through it all
Take my hand
Light my way
Be my beacon
Night and day
I am weak
And sometimes so low
But you give me strength
And make me whole
Teach me, Lord and Father,
Your child has become like new
Empty me of myself
So I can live for you

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Originally posted on Incidental Naturalist:

In 2007, a Komodo dragon killed an eight-year-old boy.  This was the first fatal attack on a human by one of the giant lizards in 33 years. “The Komodo bit him on his waist and tossed him viciously from side to side,” a national park spokesman, Heru Rudiharto, said.  “The boy died from massive bleeding half an hour later.”

This is the stuff of legends; huge reptiles capable of killing human beings, living on a remote Indonesian island. This may have been the first fatal attack for a while but it is just one of many attacks on people that have resulted in serious injury.

My childhood fascination with nature grew out of watching the behaviour of amphibians. Like many children, I learned about cycles of life by watching frog spawn become tadpoles and finally crawl out of the water on frogs’ legs. This interest naturally extended to the…

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