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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.


On Being Fair
“I want meat!” “But is it fair, dear, that you should have meat when others eat vegetables?” “This has gone far enough!” “That is precisely why I have prepared you a meatless dinner tonight. Meat is making you argumentative!”


Reforming Mary’s Health
imageThe following column is satire and not to be taken as factual, especially as it relates to my weight. It is written solely for enjoyment simply because laughter is always the best medicine. “Good morning, Mary.” ... “Who’s calling please?” ... “This is your friendly IRS.”


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.


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