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Life 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 Good Case for Ear Plugs
We have become a nation of perfectly dreadful speakers. The end result is: Who can stand to listen to anyone speak? Case in point: me. It was my pleasure to be interviewed for Woman’s World on Channel 24 one day last summer. It was not my pleasure, however, to hear me speak when the program was broadcast on TV.
We improvised, still hoping that the power would come back on the next morning. Not so. We arose Christmas morning to a stone-cold house, used ice-encrusted wood from the front stoop to re-light the wood stove that had burned out in the night, and then breakfasted on cold cereal.
The holidays are almost upon us and the question for the day is . . . Are we happy? I don’t mean “busy,” because the hectic pace and stressful schedule that come about in the weeks before Christmas do not count as true happiness.
12.18.2008The Nudge Factor
There is a new idea afloat these days on how government might work. It is explained in “Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness” by Cass R. Sunstein, the Harvard law professor and author who was President-elect Barack Obama’s colleague for many years at the University of Chicago.