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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.


Let’s Work! (Conclusion)
image“You are 70, my dear,” he said gently, with a kindly tone, as if he were talking to a little old lady suddenly plunked down in his office chair. “I know perfectly well I am 70!” I retorted with just a wee bit of heat. “But I can assure you I still don’t have any plans on passing away any time soon!”


Let’s Work! (Part 4)
What? What? The alarm clock rang so early! I stared at it with one eye. Was I actually supposed to jump out of bed now and go to work? How could this horrible event have happened to me? Hadn’t I retired 20 years ago? When you retired, weren’t you supposed to stay retired?


Let’s Work! (Part 3)
imageHaving decided starting the Dog and Poet Pub would unleash a nightmare of government licenses, taxes and regulations, I decided to look for a job. If I worked for someone else I would earn a salary without the numerous headaches of owning a business.


Let’s Work! (Part 2)
When I graduated from college my generation’s number one dream was to start their own business. Has that dream gone in America like pollen in the wind? We see very few young entrepreneurs anymore. There’s good reason for this…


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