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Noel Coward

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{Noel Coward}

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IndiaThe Back Road Café is for people who like to write and like to read. In cafés around the world individuals sit over coffee thinking, reading, writing and watching the day go by. Groups of people converse, debate, laugh and set the world to rights. The Back Road Café is a place where people can think, write and converse.

This virtual café is where I share some of my own thoughts and work. Café Talk is my personal blog. Books is where you can find descriptions of books I and others have published. In Nonfiction and Fiction I will include a wide range of my writing.

The Back Road Café is not, however, just for me. In The Back Road Journal you are invited to submit your own work to share with others. If you are interested click Guidelines in The Back Road Journal to your left. Or, if you have a blog you would like to link to this site let me know in Contact in the main menu. In Back Road Blogs there are pictures and descriptions of other bloggers and their links. The site also features regular postings you will find in the Left Sidebar.

On Monday of each week I will post new material so read What's New below to see what the week offers.

The Back Road Café is unapologetically liberal and progressive.

Dale Rominger

                                 What's New

Dale Rominger

I’ve been gearing up my social media activities in the hope of selling my books and someone asked if I could share what I’ve learned so far. So, in The 100K Platform I share what I hope are some helpful hints for Indie Authors using social media.

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Deborah StreeterIt's a trip down memory lane for Deborah Streeter this week all because she looked at a shelf of books about carpentry and architecture and building codes. What did she find? A book called  Need a House?  Call Ms. Mouse! It's a great story with great images. So have a look at Need A House?  Call Ms. Mouse!

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Roberta RomingerRoberta Rominger has a tough read this week. The book is Real Good Church: How Our Church Came Back from the Dead and Yours Can Too by Molly Phinney Baskette. Here's what Roberta says: "It is bracing stuff. A seriously progressive church, seriously opening and affirming, seriously determined to grow, has bucked all the odds." And later she writes: "The carcasses of sacred cows will molder by the wayside." For those of you interested in the progressive church, you might want to have a look at Read this Book – If You Dare…

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James Lawer

Writings by James Lawer includes Jim's poetry and essays. All the links to James' writing are located in the left sidebar. Or to go directly to his poetry click here, his essays click here.

Also, click here to visit James' website Earth-Centered Healing and Spirituality in New York City.

 

Kevin Brown

A Dialogue with Dietrich: In Search of Church remains available to readers, still to be found in the left side bar. It is important to read the essay in order. Chapters are posted in chronological order, so please begin with Preface: Me and Dietrich.

 

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I begin this week's Café Talk, Gotta Keep Smiling, with these words: "It’s interesting how sometimes disparate events in your life come together to affect significant change. Sometimes it feels as if change has been let loose upon rational constraints  rendering the future more ambiguous than we would like to think it is." So the question is, what does a restaurant, a clinical nurse specials and a home study have on common?

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