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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 4
imageBack in Rome in 2012, I was determined to find the Trevi Fountain and toss in my coin, even though I had found my true love and been married to him for 49 years. It’s never too late to make a wish for love and toss a coin in a fountain.


The Splendor of Rome, Part 3
Leaving the dogs and traveling far from home is always difficult for me, but taking a bus tour in order to tour the Vatican along with 25,000 other people scheduled to visit that day (an “off day” in November) is even more of a challenge.


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.


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