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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 Stalled Ship of State
The flaw in democracy is politicians make irresponsible promises in order to win elections and voters elect them. With a debt nearing $16 trillion, surely one principle every citizen should realize by now is that there really is no such thing as free lunch.


My side of the story
imageIt was raining and Urbanna Creek was spring cold. We didn’t care. The water felt good against our thick, furry coats. Lady headed for the beach and I followed. Lady’s the bad dog. I can go either way. She’s the ring leader. Mom says that’s because Lady was a rescue dog and learned bad habits before Mom adopted her and put her through her School of Kisses.


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.


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