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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.

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Let’s Work! (Part 2)
When I graduated from college my generation’s number one dream was to start their own business. Has that dream gone in America like pollen in the wind? We see very few young entrepreneurs anymore. There’s good reason for this…

09.21.2011

Let’s Work! (Part 1)
imageIf my generation created the problem, we could quickly solve the problem by simply having everyone start up a small business and hiring someone today. Our generation knows a great deal about work as we worked most of our lives. We can go back to work now and help our children and grandchildren pay off the national debt.

09.14.2011

At Summer’s End
Hello, dear readers… it seems just yesterday I was bidding you farewell and wishing all a happy summer. But oh my, how fast the time passed by. I did my usual things—sailed, swam every day at the Urbanna Harbor pool, spent Friday evenings at Eckhard’s Restaurant celebrating the end of the work week…

09.07.2011

Dog Days of Summer
imageSummer heat or “dog days” as I call the season, is appropriately named. It’s so hot even a dog has the sense not to move. My dogs, Lord and Lady, lie like the dead in this kind of weather even inside the house in air conditioning. I marvel that golden retrievers can spend so many hours without moving a hair.

06.29.2011

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