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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.

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Lessons in Humility, Part 2
Last week I bemoaned the fact we have all descended from savage and barbaric ancestors who were once ruled by the one law of nature: “kill or be killed.”

12.07.2017

Lessons in Humility, Part 1
imageWouldn’t it be wonderful if all human beings today could feel totally absolved from the terrible wrongs of the past? Wouldn’t it be sweet to be absolutely self-righteous and spend our days with a smug and joyful confidence that we are good people?

12.04.2017

Thanksgiving with Alice
Thanksgiving is a time we always come together, whether in home in Vermilion, Ohio, where we grew up many years ago or later at the Dragon Run Country Store in Church View.

11.21.2017

Can We Improve Government?
imageLike so many Americans, I’m disheartened by growing rabid partisan politics in America. At one time the two major parties seemed to be able to work together and compromise in order to solve problems. Today party partisans stick to party dogma like glazed-eye, goose-stepping soldiers and rarely even consider the other party’s ideas.

11.15.2017

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