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One Woman's Opinion

Order Mary Buxton’s books
imageLife and love in the rural tidewater area of Virginia is a common thread that runs through nearly all of Mary Wakefield Buxton's books. The push and pull of old and new, North and South, man and woman, life and death, are discovered, illuminated and reflected upon in each of them. Such is the heart and soul of a writer.


Peace at Christmas
December has been, at least for me, too long spent reflecting on sad reality that the entire history of mankind has been dominated with rage, hatred and envy.


Lessons in Humility, Part 3
imageI’ve spent the last few weeks in this column reflecting over the suffering throughout the history of mankind that was caused by his own brutal and savage behavior. I specifically pointed to pain, misery and hardship in my own ancestry. Truth is we could all write a book on the story of our ancestors.


Lessons in Humility, Part 2
Last week I bemoaned the fact we have all descended from savage and barbaric ancestors who were once ruled by the one law of nature: “kill or be killed.”


Lessons in Humility, Part 1
imageWouldn’t it be wonderful if all human beings today could feel totally absolved from the terrible wrongs of the past? Wouldn’t it be sweet to be absolutely self-righteous and spend our days with a smug and joyful confidence that we are good people?


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