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September 12, 2016

War Virgin, One FEMALE West Point Grad’s Hilarious Journey of Repression, Temptation and Liberation – A Musical Comedy?!?

The Palladium Theatre in St. Petersburg, FL is housing the debut show of the War Virgin Fall 2016 Tour. Here Palladium Paul asks Laura Westley a number of very poignant questions about how and why she created War Virgin. War Virgin, One FEMALE West Point Grad’s Hilarious Journey of Repression, Temptation and Liberation – A...
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April 7, 2015

I’ll Tell you How I Ended Up Here

(Civilian Career Advice for West Point Women) Hallelujah, I am finally in a position to dish out valuable civilian career advice. I shouldn’t be surprised, especially after serving as an AG officer, focused on career management for aviators. I enjoyed helping people select jobs to be on the best path for their success and fulfilment....
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April 7, 2015

Let Me Help You Help Me

(More Civilian Career Advice for West Point Women) I recently experienced the most professionally rewarding day of my life. The Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology (MSPP) invited me to speak at their conference, “Caring for our Veterans and Their Families: Emerging Perspectives & Innovative Practices.” I spoke on a panel called “Working with Women Veterans.”...
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April 7, 2015

West Point Crest

West Point new cadets are forced to eat in silence, three to five chews per bite, staring at the crest that adorns the top of the plate. The rhythmic cadence of silent eating allowed my mind to enter a trance like state, with the crest providing a movie reel of life scenes that I had...
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April 7, 2015

It’s Still Rape

When a woman tells a man that she doesn’t want to have sex with him, and he puts his penis inside of her, it’s rape. It doesn’t matter that there is a mutual, passionate chemistry between them, and they want nothing more than to experience the union of their bodies in the same fashion that...
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April 7, 2015

I Want to Believe in Love

I caught a child molester once. As soon as I could, I reported him to the authorities. Luck, or more likely, fate had it that he showed up in my church the day after I encountered him, which made catching him all the more easy. But before I initially reported him, I took it upon...
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October 24, 2012

Passion vs. Security – Which do you Choose?

Can passion and security coexist?  Or must we make a choice?  Does that choice change over time, depending on the season of life that we’re currently navigating? When I reflect back on my own life, specifically with romantic relationships, I see years of security speckled with temporary, fleeting moments of passion.  But in the midst...
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