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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.


Wanted: Congressional Reform
Millions of Americans were appalled at the sleazy, wheeling- dealing trickery that went on during the health-care “discussions.” Including me. Oh, such antics did we see, thanks to national TV coverage of the ongoing spectacle. It was a real wake-up call for much needed reforms in the People’s House.


Paying the Piper
imageApril 15 looms. It is a special day because it is the deadline for Americans to file federal income tax returns. Many Americans overpay federal withholding taxes during the year and receive a refund. But others must ante up to pay more taxes to Uncle Sam.


The Grand Tour, part 5
“We are in Napoli now, signora.” It was the conductor on the train gently waking me. It was 1963 and I had fallen asleep on the train from Rome to Naples. I looked out the window. There was the Naples train station waiting for me on my last leg of a Grand Tour of Europe.


The Grand Tour, part 4
imageWasn’t Italy a religious nation, the home of the Pope and center for all Christianity? Surely a single woman traveling alone in Italy would have nothing to fear in Italy!


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