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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.


Interesting Times
imageThe Chinese have a saying for their enemies: ”May you live in interesting times.” Our interesting times have arrived. They consist of living in an enormously debt-ridden nation with citizens soon to pay much higher federal taxes. With a national $12 trillion debt and rising with every Congressional outlay, it is time to shoulder together to balance books.


A Sure Case of Tax-i-tis
I once figured my overall taxes and license fees paid in one year, and the amount was so staggering I almost dropped dead of shock. Then I remembered death taxes would be due, so I stopped myself just in time.


Playing the Blame Game
imageHuman nature includes the need to cast blame. But the truth is—life often includes hardship, injustice and despair and everyone has suffered some misfortune.


On Being Fair
“I want meat!” “But is it fair, dear, that you should have meat when others eat vegetables?” “This has gone far enough!” “That is precisely why I have prepared you a meatless dinner tonight. Meat is making you argumentative!”


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