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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.


Death by Shock
imageIt’s getting to be that time again and I’m scared. April 15, tax time, is just around the corner. I’m surrounded with estate planning lawyers now that my son, Wake, and his wife, Lori, have returned home to the area, but I still managed to make a big mistake last year with my finances.


Are science and religion merging?
Our universe (it is now believed there are multiple universes) is made up of stars, suns, planets and galaxies that were created almost 14 billion years ago from an initial massive explosion (the “Big Bang”) of such magnitude that matter is still being propelled outward throughout the universe. All things in our universe are made up of matter formed from this initial blast that has gradually cooled, including all forms of life.


How to lose 12 pounds of ugly fat and gain it all back again
imageMy spouse of over 48 years of marriage forced me against my will to cook and eat delicious meals. I didn’t want to do this. He made me do it. Fast food tempted me into eating all those cheeseburgers and French fries. How was I to know? If those excuses don’t fly, there is always God. It’s his fault.


Sunshine and Happiness
My annual sojourn south helps me deal with depression. The late Dr. Brockett Muir, a dear friend, once told me he noticed I seemed “down” during winter months and thought I suffered from seasonal affective disorder from deprived sunlight. I decided to test his theory, promptly departed for Florida, and noticed an immediate change. I woke up happy each morning.


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