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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.


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.


No drum beats from this sadder-but-wiser voter
imageI’m worn out with politicians. Discouraged, frustrated and burned out from paying so many taxes over the years trying to pay for all their promises. I am wondering if I have the fortitude to endure yet another presidential campaign? I suppose some people still beat the drums for their party’s choice for president? Not me.


Greece: Then and Now, Part 5
As I walked the remains of the Greek Agora remembering that such great thinkers as Socrates, Plato, Aristotle and even St. Paul had walked the same paths, I realized their tragedy. Greece had never again reached heights of its “Golden Age of Pericles” 500 years B.C. when arts, sciences, architecture, philosophy flourished.


Greece: Then and Now, Part 4
imageThe highlight of the Athens trip was a special event hosted by the Athens Bar to welcome the Virginia Bar with a reception, lunch and program to explain how Greece’s economy had collapsed.


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