Jodi Lea Stewart

Loving and Writing About the Southwest and the South

Right off the bat, I need to let you know that I haven’t conducted a Gallup Poll about who does and doesn’t read romance novels. I’m not basing my opinion on any audience measurement, or public-opinion tallies or anything else quite so snooty-wooty. My theory evolved accidently. I truly didn’t expect it. Flashback:  Long ago.…

–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…

  Do Mules Rule? Of Course! They were “the bomb” before tractors were invented. Especially for farmers who couldn’t afford farm equipment. Imagine trying to transform acres of rocky, tree-infested soil into bountiful crops without mules and their relatives. Mules STILL RULE for many farmers of today. Especially with the Amish who, shunning contemporary machinery,…

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