Jodi Lea Stewart

Loving and Writing About the Southwest and the South

If ever an Ellipsis were to run for President, what would be the platform? No more dot-to-space-ratio lawlessness, of course! Yet, enforcing the Ellipses Laws may be trickier than a politician practicing magic tricks. The underground world of ellipses No punctuation mark is more misunderstood or misused (might I suggest “abused?”) than the humble ellipsis. What’s…

If you grew up without television, you’d probably think watching chubby red ants bringing treasures home to their anthills was loads of fun too. I know I did. Luckily, we had tons of anthills to scope out on our Arizona ranch. If I stood or squatted on a rock beside the mounds, the ants mostly…

  I found this recipe online, Jodi-ized it, and now I want to share it. Once you make it, you’ll probably add it to your family favorites. It’s fast, easy, and my family loves it. I don’t make homemade biscuits anymore because the flour seems to be different, and they don’t taste as great as they…

Rodeo clowns are real heroes. A suspendered dude with a barrel for britches who keeps a 2,000-pound bull from stomping a mud hole in you certainly gets my accolades! But where are the clowns if you’re not a rodeo star? I sure didn’t see any a couple of desperate times while growing up on our Arizona…

–Image by John Lofgreen http://johnlofgreen.blogspot.com/2011/09/my-most-famous-paintings. Draped over a rock still warm from the day’s scorcher,the lizard gazed thoughtfully at the ghost town silver-lined by a full Arizona moon. A saloon glowed softly among the deserted buildings. Tinkling piano music, mixed with the occasional clamor of loud voices and guffaws, drifted into the night sky. The…

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