Friday Faves: Georgia Necklace

I had lots of questions about where I got my necklace that I wore to the UGA tailgate a couple of months ago (see picture below).  To read more, visit: Xo,J...more

How did your state rank for brain health?

Did you know there's an annual brain health index for states? The results of the 2011 America's Brain Health Index is out:'m happy (and proud!) to see that my two "home" states (Colorado - where I live now, and Vermont - where I'm from) were in the top 5! How does your state fare?Top 5:1. Maryland2. District of Columbia3. Washington4. Colorado5. VermontThe bottom 5?:51. Mississippi50. Louisiana49. Arkansas48. Oklahoma...more

Constituency Services Part 4: Respect, Resources and a Response

Texas Capitol  Some of my favorite memories of various excursions with my mom or field trips with my school invo...more

Constituency Services Part 2: My Experience Re: Contacting My Legislators

Faith in My Country I'm neither a gullible nor particularly trusting individual when it comes to strangers, sales pitches or concepts outside of my...more

Small Business Tip: Best ‘Business-Friendly’ Tax States

Tax rates matter to a small business owner or aspiring entrepreneur.  A new report examines the most ‘business friendly’ tax systems across the nation.  South Dakota comes out on top in the new analysis from the Tax Foundation. ...more

A High School Championship

If you haven’t been to a girl’s high school soccer game lately you might be surprised at the quality of play. Last weekend was the Southern California DII Championship game which pitted the #1 seed Harvard-Westlake against #2 La Jolla. I’ve been following the HW team through their entire pre-season, league and post-season play. Yeah – it seems excessive but it’s my daughter’s team and I’m the consummate soccer mom. High school athletics are a special breed of competition. It’s as much about the game as it is about the school, class pride, and friendships. ...more

The Women of the 2009-2010 Senate: 17 Voices For Change!

There are 17 women in the US Senate. Our highest total yet! Now that's what we call women's voices for change! Today, we'll be covering: Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) Kay Hagan (D-NC) Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) Amy Klobuchar (48, DFL-MN) Claire McCaskill (D-MO) Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) Maria Cantwell (D-WA) ...more