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 …

Iceland: birds and fauna

May 28, 2014

Iceland is rich in bird life, less endowed when it comes to non-domesticated mammals. As Jack and Marcia Schnedler’s 24-day driving trip around Iceland comes to a close, they’ve seen a lot of wildlife. Marcia, the birder in the family, …

The Schnedlers’ penultimate visions of Iceland

May 26, 2014

The landscapes just about anywhere in Iceland make it crystal clear that you’re not in Kansas — or in Arkansas. The myriad images on the memory cards of Marcia and Jack Schnedler’s pocket-size Canon cameras verify the spectacular scenery all …

An Iceland folio

May 21, 2014

This installment of Jack and Marcia Schnedler’s postings from their 24-day Icelandic driving trip takes a visual focus. A potpourri of photographs mostly by Marcia, with captions mostly by Jack, the images show assorted novelties and oddities (to American eyes …

Iceland: Watchin’ the whales

May 15, 2014

This latest Iceland posting from blood, dirt & angels‘ de facto foreign correspondent takes place aboard a schooner off that mid-Atlantic island’s north coast. By Jack Schnedler for blood, dirt & angels HUSAVIK, Iceland — Two Americans, two Germans and …

Iceland: They eat horses, don’t they?

May 11, 2014

Now nearly halfway through their driving trip that will circumnavigate Iceland, Jack and Marcia Schnedler are seeing more horses than they can ever remember anywhere else. That’s the focus of this report from Blood Dirt & Angels’ peripatetic correspondent. By …

Iceland: Home of James Bond and volcanic activity

May 9, 2014

Here’s another dispatch from Iceland by blood, dirt & angels’ de facto foreign correspondent, Jack Schnedler. He and wife Marcia, retired newspaper editors loping toward their 71st birthdays next month, are spending much of May doing a leisurely circumnavigation of …

Iceland : “…they have not — not yet — become vulgar”

May 5, 2014

Jack Schnedler, blood, dirt & dngels’ occasional roving (and raving) correspondent, is footloose this month with wife Marcia in Iceland. Here’s his first transmission: REYKJAVIK — Twenty-four days in Iceland: No, that’s not the jail time meted out to minor …

The View from Jupiter: A fan’s notes

March 14, 2014

In this final posting from the Grapefruit League, blood, dirt & angels roving correspondent Jack Schnedler reflects on his 65 years of St. Louis Cardinals’ fandom that dates back to Stan Musial’s heyday. After a week of soaking up spring …