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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.


A Visit from Arthur
A strange man recently appeared in my life. His name was Arthur and he wanted to live with me. I didn’t want anything to do with him but he moved in anyway. What’s a woman to do? I guess he couldn’t resist me. I’ve tried every trick in the book to get rid of him but nothing works.


Is Shakespeare Still Relevant?
imageDo schools still teach Shakespeare? I studied Shakespeare. The curricula then called for “Romeo and Juliet” in the 8th grade, “Macbeth” in the 10th, and “Julius Caesar” in the 12th. In addition, our class attended a theatrical presentation of “Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Did such early exposure to Shakespeare ruin me?


Taxing Questions
It’s an awful thought . . . that the state might actually evolve into an entity that grows and thrives on poverty, but one can’t help but ask why constant wars on poverty that taxpayers have funded over and over again never seem to be won?


Throwing Stones
imageIf some readers dislike my work so much — I must be writing some powerful ideas? I have long learned as a writer the closer to truth a pen strikes, the more furious the response. I must be hitting on someone’s nerve, then, a nerve so sensitive that my little voice in Middlesex County must now be silenced?


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