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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.


Greece: Then and Now, Part 5
As I walked the remains of the Greek Agora remembering that such great thinkers as Socrates, Plato, Aristotle and even St. Paul had walked the same paths, I realized their tragedy. Greece had never again reached heights of its “Golden Age of Pericles” 500 years B.C. when arts, sciences, architecture, philosophy flourished.


Greece: Then and Now, Part 4
imageThe highlight of the Athens trip was a special event hosted by the Athens Bar to welcome the Virginia Bar with a reception, lunch and program to explain how Greece’s economy had collapsed.


Greece: Then and Now: Part 3
A dog came over to my table; dogs are free to roam the streets of Athens (the SPCA neuters them and provides any needed medical treatment, and various businesses adopt them, feed and water them so they are free to roam at will) and I patted his head. Soon he was sprawled at my feet with his great head on my foot.


Greece: Then and Now, Part 2
imageEach morning I rode to the top floor of the Grand Bretagne Hotel to have breakfast overlooking the majestic Acropolis and Parthenon, which literally shimmers in the morning sunshine. I was happy to be in Greece in spite of the tensions. Today I would walk the same street as Lord Byron and see the hotel where he had once penned “Childe Harold.”


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