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Afraid

He who trembles to hear a leaf fall should keep out of the wood. This is a French proverb: “Qui a peur de feuilles, ne doit aller au bois.” Our corresponding English proverb is,…

Virginia Woolf

Name at birth: Adeline Virginia StephenVirginia Woolf is remembered as both a feminist and a modernist whose novels often ignored traditional plots to follow the inner lives and musings of her charact…

The Physician Is Afraid

The Physician Is AfraidMetuitMeditationJohn Donne I OBSERVE the physician with the same diligence as he the disease; I see he fears, and I fear with him; I overtake him, I overrun him, in his …

Who's Who in the Iraq Crisis

From al-Sahaf to Wolfowitz by Beth Rowen Who's Who John AbizaidMohammed Saeed al-SahafKofi AnnanTariq AzizJosé María AznarTony BlairHans BlixL. Paul BremerGeorge BushAh…

Virginia Dare

Virginia Dare was the first person of English descent born in North America. It's likely she was born 18 August 1587, shortly after a settlement colony had been established on Roanoke Island. Dare w…

Virginia Madsen

Virginia Madsen's portrayal of Maya, the wine-loving and emotionally fragile waitress in the dark comedy Sideways, earned her a 2004 Oscar nomination as best supporting actress. Madsen had seemed to …

Virginia Apgar

Virginia Apgarphysician and anesthesiologist Born: 6/7/1909 Birthplace: Westfield, New Jersey Apgar is best known for developing the Apgar Score System (1952), which evaluates a newborn's heal…

West Virginia

Capital: Charleston State abbreviation/Postal code: W.Va./WV Governor: Jim Justice, D (to Jan. 2019) Lt. Governor/Senate President: Rich Carmichael, R (to Jan. 2019) Senators: Joe M…

Juliet Virginia Humphreys Strauss

Juliet Virginia Humphreys StrausswriterBorn: 1/7/1863Birthplace: Rockville, Ind. Juliet Humphreys was the second of four daughters of William and Susan King Humphreys. Following her father's d…

Yes, Virginia

The Question: Who said "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus"? The Answer: In 1897, Francis P. Church, an editor at The New York Sun, answered …