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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.

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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.

10.10.2012

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.

10.03.2012

The Church of Dogs
imageA favorite British novelist, Graham Greene, once wrote about the “Church of Dogs” that he had come across in France during his travels. A fine idea! May I have some fun with you today along with a massive flight of imagination?

09.26.2012

Reunion: EHS Class of ’57
My husband graduated from Episcopal High School in Alexandria in 1957 and I suppose it was feminism that caused me over the years to rag various headmasters of this fine prep school as to when they were going to accept girls. How irritating this must have been, but then Headmaster Hoxton would always politely grin and bear me…

09.19.2012

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