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…

Verella awoke to the sound of her wrist ringing. Her wrist wasn’t really ringing, but the compact instrument strapped to it demanded her attention in a screechy, nagging tenor. “Yes?” she whispered groggily, pushing her RESpond button. Her other hand rubbed her temple to quell the throbbing inside her head. “Verella? Great! I caught you…

1 large onion, chopped ¾ cup miniature carrots 2 stalks celery with leaves, chopped ½ cup chopped fresh parsley 1 head cabbage cut into eight equal wedges 1-1/2 pounds thick boneless pork chops or pork loin cut into 1” pieces 1 package Eckrich smoked beef sausage cut into ½” to 1” slices 4 Tbls. Butter…

  4 to 4-1/2 cups flour 1 Tbsp. sugar 1-1/2 tsp. salt 1 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. baking powder 2 tsp. oregano 1 tsp. basil 5 Tbsp. butter/margarine 1 egg beaten 1-1/2 cups buttermilk ½ cup chopped fresh parsley Mix or sift together dry ingredients. Cut in butter until crumbly. I use two knives,…