Servant of the Secret Fire

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The name I've chosen comes from "Lord of the Rings," when Gandalf faces down the Balrog in the Mines of Moria. My Hebrew name is Esther (which is related to the word for "hidden" or "secret") Serafina (which means "burning"). This seems appropriate because although I don't usually put myself forward, I do care very passionately about a lot of things. Maybe through these blogs I can share some of these passions, as well as less weighty ideas and opinions, with others.

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Something positive, for a change

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Updated: 10:53 AM EST
Lost World of New Species Found in Jungle
By ROBIN McDOWELL, AP

JAKARTA, Indonesia (Feb. 7) - Scientists exploring an isolated jungle in one of Indonesia's most remote provinces discovered dozens of new species of frogs, butterflies and plants – as well as mammals hunted to near extinction elsewhere, members of the expedition said Tuesday.

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