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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.

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Issues On My Mind
Those who win in this coming election, whether as president or congressman, will surely have their hands full. Great challenges lie ahead. May future leaders be aptly inspired.

10.23.2008

Baltic Sea Passage, Part 6
imageKnown for their exceptional courage crossing the seas in tiny boats, the Vikings sailed to far away places in the North Atlantic, up and down the coastline of Europe, and even to the Mediterranean.

10.15.2008

Baltic Sea Passage, Part 5
The next morning the “ms Prinsendam” gingerly steamed through the 54-mile passageway known as the Stockholm Archipelago. I stood on my verandah and watched the sun break through the black clouds. Hurrah! The sun was out! But it was 50 degrees as we inched into our berth amongst the 14 islands that formed the capital of Sweden.

10.08.2008

Baltic Sea Passage, Part 4
imageHelsinki was the next port, with no fences or shoddy little cubicles where we were hustled into as in Russia to have passports inspected. The Finnish people actually smiled at us and waved us by without as much as a glance at our papers!

10.02.2008

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