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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.


Greece: Then and Now: Part 3
A dog came over to my table; dogs are free to roam the streets of Athens (the SPCA neuters them and provides any needed medical treatment, and various businesses adopt them, feed and water them so they are free to roam at will) and I patted his head. Soon he was sprawled at my feet with his great head on my foot.


Greece: Then and Now, Part 2
imageEach morning I rode to the top floor of the Grand Bretagne Hotel to have breakfast overlooking the majestic Acropolis and Parthenon, which literally shimmers in the morning sunshine. I was happy to be in Greece in spite of the tensions. Today I would walk the same street as Lord Byron and see the hotel where he had once penned “Childe Harold.”


Greece: Then and Now, Part 1
For those who read this column, you know I dislike travel and especially despise what is referred to as “flying.” But there was no way to Greece without boarding an early morning flight in Richmond for Kennedy, not my favorite destination, and making a connecting flight to Athens. Nothing happened on the first leg.


A fall day at Christchurch School
imageThe ride from Urbanna to Christchurch School is pleasant at any time of year but especially in the fall. The sun is bright in a clear sky and the river seen in the distance across green lawns always appears as stark blue ribbon.


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