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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 Message to Our Students
Will you succeed in life? That’s a question I’d like to pose to all high school students today in Middlesex County. First, let’s define success. You may have a different idea of success, but to me it means fulfilling dreams. If you succeed you’ll have to do battle constantly with some dark sides of human nature.


Let’s Speak Shakespeare
imageIt was such fun visiting Christine Pedersen’s freshman English class at Middlesex High School a few weeks ago and listening to her students speak Shakespeare. Ms. Pedersen had given her students lists of Shakespearean nouns and adjectives and they created insulting sentences using the Elizabethan vocabulary.


Visiting MHS English Classes
Several weeks ago I wrote a reminiscent column about the joy of studying Shakespeare in high school in Ohio in the 1950s, and wondered if Shakespeare was still being taught in high schools today. The next week Mrs. Pedersen wrote a Letter to the Editor assuring readers that the Bard was still being taught.


Put-down politics
imageThe put-down political discourse is “warming up” with the usual operatives from each party already in full swing with their hurled insults to the other party and dished up “talking points” in preparation for “riling up” their followers and “getting out” the vote.


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