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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.


The Splendor of Rome, Part 2
imageOne of the advantages of traveling to a Virginia Bar seminar is exposure to stimulating educational programs. Last year in Athens, local attorneys explained Greece’s legal system and included much information on how their present disastrous economic crisis developed. It was a first-rate program.


The Splendor of Rome, Part 1
I don’t like to travel. I prefer staying at home with my dogs reading a good book while curled up in my cozy office with a cup of tea. Who wants to go anywhere? I don’t even want to travel to Saluda just five miles away. In my view, a person is complete in this world with a book, a cup of tea, and a pair of golden retrievers.


Tough Sailing Ahead
imageThe presidential election held no good news for me. I was hoping for change. I think the nation is headed down the wrong path by a president who must finally accept responsibility for bitterly polarizing the electorate to a point seldom seen before. What a tragedy this division is for our nation.


Casting Laughter at Life
With so many of my friends and family departing this life, I often think of my own demise. I guess this is a natural process of growing older. While in college, I once asked Father if he ever thought about death. The question must have shocked him because he looked startled. “Why, no Mays, who would ever think about death?”


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