Quote of the Week


John Biguenet

All this old man knew from the beginning, boy, you looking for a happy ending in this world, go buy yourself a book.

{John Biguenet, Shotgun}

Jekanyika: Always Looking for a Home
The Back Road Web Links
Guestbook
Search
The Woman in White Marble

{Click Marble or visit Books in the mean menu}

Alien Love

{Click Alien or visit Books in the mean menu}

Notes from 39,000 Feet

 {Click Notes or visit Books in the mean menu}

Dis-Ease: Living with Prostate Cancer

{Click Dis-Ease or visit Books in the mean menu}

Psalms Redux

{Click Psalms or visit Books in the mean menu}

Crawling Through Thorns

{Click Thorns or visit Books in the main menu}

Mountains of Light

{Click Mountains or visit Books in the mean menu} 

Money for Everyone

{Click Money or visit Books in the main menu}

Relatively Religious

{Click Relatively or visit Books in the mean menu}

Sex Versus Survival

{Click Sex or visit Books in the mean menu}

            Welcome to The Back Road Café

 

Cabot La Nao, SpainThe 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

We’re back after a month of travel, exploration and contemplation. Deborah Streeter completes her series on Yosemite and I offer a running blog of my trip across America and my stay in New Orleans. In addition, Wilbert Saymani, who has written for us before, offers some thoughts on the state of religion in Zimbabwe.

 

Deborah StreeterDeborah Streeter is back from her visit to Yosemite and in Yosemite Wonderers and Wanderers shares some of that experience with us. Please have a look. It is a great piece and concludes her series on Yosemite.

{All the links to Blowin' in the Wind: An American View, including Political Animal, are located in the left sidebar. Or to go directly to Deborah's column click here.}

 

Dale RomingerAs you know, I've been away for a month. I flew to meet up with friends in the San Francisco Bay Area, got over my jet lag, and then we drove east to New Orleans. I am posting my running blog in New Orleans or Bust. Just a bit of fun. 

{The link to Café Talk is located in the top main menu or to go directly to the latest blog entry click here.}

 

In The Church in Africa is Under Siege, Wilbert Sayimani takes a hard look at the current state of Christianity and Religion in Africa. His article is uncompromising and challenging. Do have a look.

{All the links to Jekanyika: Always Lookig for a Home are located in the left sidebar. Or to go directly to Wilbert's column click here.}

 

Time to Get Serious. That's the title of Roberta Rominger's blog this week, and it's not for the faint hearted. She's reading Naomi Klein’s new book, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs the Climate, and Roberta writes: "Climate change is such an all-surpassing priority that I fear my sabbatical and my blog represent time wasted as I have dabbled in other concerns." This is a very good article and I encourage you to read it.

{All the links to Whatever Next?  are located in the left sidebar. Or go directly to Roberta’s blog by clicking here.}
 

 

Gayle Madison

Gayle Madison's Soul Desire is back and this month Gayle offers us a poem entitled Ice Cream at the Park.

{The link to Soul Desire is located in the left sidebar. Or to go directly to Gayle's column click here.}

 

 

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.

 

Wilbert SayimaniJekanyika: Always Looking for a Home by Wilbert Sayimani.

Jekanyika is a Shona word (about 80% of people in Zimbabwe speak Shona) that can roughly be translated into English as “A person who does not settle in one place.” In this column Wilbert will be sharing his thoughts as he leave Zimbabwe and “settle” in England. In a sense he find myself standing between two worlds: Zimbabwe, where he was born, raised and lived all his life and England, where he now work and live with his family. His column will explore what he learns about Zimbabwe as he see it with new eyes, about England, a strange land where he seeks a home, and himself, the person who does not settle in one place.

{All the links to Jekanyika: Always Lookig for a Home are located in the left sidebar. Or to go directly to Wilbert's column click here.}

 

Mike Wal

Mondrian and the Pursuit of Perfection by Mike Walsh remain available to readers and can still to be found in the left side bar. It is important to read the essays in order. They are listed chronologically, so please begin with the Introduction

{The link to Mondrian and the Pursuit of Perfection is located in the left sidebar. Or to go directly to Mike's column click here.}

 

 

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.

{All links to A Dialogue with Dietrich: In Search of Church are located in the left sidebar, or to go directly to Kevin's essay click here.}

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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?

{The link to Café Talk is located in the top main menu or click here.}