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Rivah Visitor's Guide

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.


Remembering Green Mount
“Green Mount,” the diary of the Dr. Benjamin Fleet family history during the Civil War era from 1860-1865 in King and Queen County, is a vivid reminder of our past. Patricia Haile of Tappahannock recently gave me the book and I haven’t been able to put it down.


Can we elect a good leader?
imageHave we learned a lesson about choosing good leaders or will we continue making mistakes in nominating candidates and electing those who will not be good leaders? Errors in our judgment now may not only endanger the Republic, but our lives, the nation and our mutual security are at a precarious point.


Higher Education
Sometimes current events are so amusing they cause outright laughter. Case in point: “millenniums” complaining universities are not “safe” or “comfortable” places in which they can learn.


Do you want to be a writer?
imageDuring the Urbanna Oyster Festival a neighbor mentioned to me that her daughter was thinking about becoming a writer. How exciting! This column is for her and any other young person considering the profession.


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