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Social evolution is rarely the product of intelligent design

Please forgive me for a little shameless self-promotion, but there are few things authors enjoy more than provocative reviews from other award-winning authors and notable lawyers. Like most authors, Jack Woodville London loves books. After appreciating the many reviews that ran for his first release, French Letters: Virginia’s War, Jack decided to pay it forward […]

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Honored Role (part 23): Captain Kelly Peyton Howard — Yoga’s Warrior Pose Mind, Body & Spirit Connection

This is the 23nd installment in the Honored Role Series.” Two disciplines thousands of years old; the profession of arms, fighting for and defending your nation, and yoga, an ancient practice whose purpose is enlightenment and union through physical, mental and spiritual movement and discipline. Both require strength and practice. Army Captain Kelly Peyton Howard, […]

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Women’s World Cup Soccer: Winning by losing

“Winning isn’t everything. It is the only thing.” Vince Lombardi They are a different team, but had the same goal, the FIFA Women’s World Cup Title. Inspired by, growing up and playing in the shadows of the 1999 U.S. Women’s World Cup Championship team, the 21-member 2011 U.S. squad wanted to create their own championship […]

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A Sea of Women

This week I witnessed something I hope my own daughter will see one day—a sea of women in military uniform. More than 1,300 U.S. servicewomen, and a few servicemen, gathered in San Diego, CA this week for the 24th Annual Joint Women’s Leadership Symposium. The two-day event centered on leadership and professional development. Focusing on […]

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Objectified, Sexualized and “Miss Represented”

Besides the certainty of taxes and death, we know sex sells. Americans are bombarded with images of women to sell everything from beer to cars. Meanwhile, young women and men searching for role models may have difficulty seeing past the “sex sells” mentality that ties a woman’s worth to her looks. The nearly ubiquitous publicity […]

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Honored Role (part 20): Capt. Jana Fajardo – New Starts

This is the 20th installment in the Honored Role Series. Jana Fajardo grew up wanting to serve in the military, despite the fact that less than two percent of Americans do so. Both her maternal grandparents served in the Armed Forces. Her grandmother enlisted in the British Navy and her grandfather served 27 years in […]

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