The joys — and snares — of instant global communication

September 17, 2017

   Jack Schnedler, this blog’s occasional peripatetic correspondent, is back with wife Marcia in Iceland this month. It’s their fourth visit in six years to these longtime globetrotters’ currently favorite foreign destination. Both retired in 2011 from editor’s jobs at …

The final word from Ohio

November 10, 2016

In a darned close race, why did so many Clinton voters stay home?     As Marcia and Jack Schnedler, our roving correspondents, head back to Little Rock from Toledo, Ohio, they are feeling more than a bit bedraggled after a …

On the road in Ohio

November 4, 2016

 Blood Dirt & Angels’ roving correspondents, retired newspaper editors Jack and Marcia Schnedler, are back on the campaign trail in Ohio — infused this time with a whiff of anxiety. Here is a report by Jack from Toledo, sent on Friday. …

Pornagraphie alimentaire

June 18, 2016

blood,dirt & angels’ roving correspondents, Jack and Marcia Schnedler, rarely miss a meal on the road. Food and drink are among their prime travel pleasures, as witness these photos from their current trip to the French regions of Normandy and …

And now, from France, something completely different

June 8, 2016

By JACK & MACIA SCHNEDLER for blood, dirt & angels    If you’re old and silly enough to remember the fish-slapping skit from “Monty Python’s Flying Circus,” you may appreciate the sight that greeted blood, dirt & angels globetrotters Jack …

Celebrating D-Day, 72 years later

June 5, 2016

By Jack Schnedler blood, dirt & angels    Today marks the 72nd anniversary of the Allied invasion of Normandy at Omaha Beach and four other designated landing areas. Only scattered nonagenarians remain alive among the tens of thousands of American, British …

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 …

Morgan Neville’s A Fighting Chance

April 21, 2016

And here’s how we spent our first evening, at the premiere of Morgan Neville’s 30-minute doc, A Fighting Chance, which while obviously fitting in the promotional film category, tells three compelling stories about athletes from poor countries and their attempt …

Hidden Paris — Les Bistrot des Halles

September 23, 2015

Jack and Marcia Schnedler are the galloping gourmands of Blood, Dirt & Angels. Now retired from editing jobs at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, they merrily fed their smiling faces yet again this month in one of their favorite food cities. Here’s …

‘The only one of its kind in the world!’

September 16, 2015

‘The only one of its kind in the world!’ There’s no Louvre in Iceland, nor any other world-class museum. But the mid-Atlantic nation with a population smaller than metropolitan Little Rock does boast one museum unlike any other anywhere. Blood …