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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.


The School of Hard Knocks
Have you ever attended the School of Hard Knocks? Most of us have, regardless of where we graduated or what degrees we earned along the way. Some of the most important lessons in life aren’t learned in schools.


To Thank a Teacher
imageWho would have guessed? The teacher I most disliked in all my high school years was Jack Armstrong. Arrogant, charming, suave, intellectual, full of himself and too busy to grade my writing, he started teaching me in the seventh grade when he was 23 and fresh out of college.


A raccoon in the flue
From all reports this winter has been the year of the raccoon. Many tales have come my way that the unusually cold weather has driven our masked friends inside. That strange awakening in the night, an eerie feeling that there was something there . . .


Sea Fever
imageWhen the world seems too much, as it tends to do these days, I ambush my husband, tie him up, throw him in the back seat of the car, and head for the beach. This may sound somewhat of an exaggeration of what I have to go through to get the lawyer to take a vacation . . . but not much.


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