On the road again, starting in Normandy

May 30, 2016

 Jack and Marcia Schnedler are gallivanting once more as roving travel correspondents for Blood Dirt & Angels. They’ve embarked on a four-week trip that will feature celebration of Jack’s 73rd birthday in Paris and Marcia’s 73rd birthday four days later …

The Kindness by Polly Samson

May 26, 2016

The Kindness by Polly Samson (Bloomsbury, 294 pages) Reviewed by Karen Martin for blood, dirt & angels The story, although a decent enough mystery, isn’t the big deal here. It’s all about texture, sensory input, meaningful details in conversations and …

Robin Leach is alive

May 25, 2016

“Eight Inches in the Shreveport Times”

May 24, 2016

Joe Henry and Bill Bragg, “The Midnight Special”

May 18, 2016

For Guy Clark

May 17, 2016

Supercalifragile by Scott Miller’s Game Theory

May 10, 2016

  Scott Miller was a once-in-a-generation musician who took an established genre of music, examined it with the eye of a scientist, tore it down into its base components then reassembled them in startling new ways. He didn’t let convention, …

Jason Isbell Live at House Of Blues Boston

May 9, 2016

“Trump Stakes,” a poem by Johnny Wink

May 8, 2016

Sent our way this afternoon:     Trump Stakes   The Donald called me a liar when I told him That the word travel comes from a Latin word Having to do with torture.  When I suggested That, when he gets around …

Some songs for Mom

May 8, 2016

Just a few songs my mother likes.