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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.


No Sex Please, We’re Virginians
Among the various reports of bad news, hilarious things happen. One must be ever prepared for laughter. Here is an example. For years I have been carrying a deep, dark secret. But now it is time to let the cat out of the bag—the cat being sex.


A Good Case for Ear Plugs
We have become a nation of perfectly dreadful speakers. The end result is: Who can stand to listen to anyone speak? Case in point: me. It was my pleasure to be interviewed for Woman’s World on Channel 24 one day last summer. It was not my pleasure, however, to hear me speak when the program was broadcast on TV.


Christmas Past
imageWe improvised, still hoping that the power would come back on the next morning. Not so. We arose Christmas morning to a stone-cold house, used ice-encrusted wood from the front stoop to re-light the wood stove that had burned out in the night, and then breakfasted on cold cereal.


Positive Psychology
The holidays are almost upon us and the question for the day is . . . Are we happy? I don’t mean “busy,” because the hectic pace and stressful schedule that come about in the weeks before Christmas do not count as true happiness.


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