The Spirit of FREEDOM Still Haunts Route 66

The Spirit of FREEDOM Still Haunts Route 66

  How did one road come to signify so many things to people, past and present? Personally, I think it’s all about FREEDOM. Our nation was founded by people on a fierce quest for FREEDOM. Immigrants by the tens of millions have since come to America for the...
Ants Harvest Jewels, Inspire, and Cause Literary Havoc

Ants Harvest Jewels, Inspire, and Cause Literary Havoc

ANTS! Love ’em or hate ’em, they are a fact of life. Sometimes, they are hailed as heroes; sometimes, they are kind of evil. Ants gather ancient relics and jewels from the earth ~ Listen, if you grew up on a ranch in the mountains of Arizona as I did with...

Painting Museum-Quality Art with Words by Jodi Lea Stewart

  Series: Keepin’ it real Why is the journey through a historical novel so different from regular reading? Because for that brief time, YOU ARE THERE! In the 1950s and 1960s, CBS featured Walter Cronkite narrating a history series that teachers especially...

Can Ants be Trusted with the Crown Jewels? by Jodi Lea Stewart

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

Don’t Be a Writer-Rebel Without a Cause

These days, it’s popular to think of oneself as a “Rule Breaker” … a “Rebel;” and, to some extent, that’s fun and exciting. Truthfully, where can we as writers hedge and when must the rules be doggedly followed in order to be...
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