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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.


What I Want from Government
imageTis the season for political candidates, talking points, and bombardment of ads. Who isn’t sick to death of it? Yet this election is so important. This nation needs jobs. Other than a healthy business climate, here’s what I want from government…


How to stay married for 49 years
A milestone looms on the horizon. My husband and I have been married 49 years. The big 50 is next August . . . if we can hold on one more year. It’s just luck if you happen to wed someone who will stick with you through the good and bad, especially in today’s society where couples divorce at the first hiccup.


An American Story
imageIt’s as if it’s now thought of, by many, as somehow “bad” to become successful. Perhaps some even believe “the rich” do nothing to achieve success and that somehow earnings just fell from the sky into their pockets all the while they were lolling on hammocks in the backyard while sipping mint juleps.


A Visit to Mt. Vernon
Summer is not the best time to visit Mt. Vernon, the home built in 1754 by our first president, George Washington, because of the extreme heat. Nonetheless, we were there on one of those hot days in early June that arrives like a band of trumpets so soon after the passing of May.


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