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Niels Bohr

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{Niels Bohr}

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Welcome to The Back Road Café

 

Ocho Rios, JamaciaThe 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 RomingeThis week in Café Talk I’m excited to announce that my new book, The Woman in White Marble, is now available. I had a bit of fun with the mystery story, a bit of fun with the ghost story, and a bit of fun with the American “gumshoe” genre. So, have a look. There is a very good chance you will enjoy it.  

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Deborah Street

Deborah Streeter is back after a week off. In her next few columns she “will celebrate this special place in the American consciousness, and the continuing pressures and challenges it faces today.” This week she is writing about the man who started it all in John Muir, Tramp and Mountain Man. From camping with President Theodore Roosevelt in Yosemite to being the Founder of the Sierra Club he is, as Deborah says, “a man of paradox.”

{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.}

 

Roberta Rominger

Roberta Rominger continues her journey into the Whatever Next? future in Imagining the Best – and the Worst. This weeks it's all about our digital possibilities and a TED debate that included Edward Snowden and Richard Ledgett, deputy director of the National Security Agency.

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Gayle MadisonWhat do the Passover Last Supper,The Life of Brian, the Glad Game, the Jerry Springer Show, and chickens have to do with gratitude? The answer can be found in Gayle Madison's piece this month entitled Thank Your Chickens: The Attitude of Gratitude.

{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.

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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

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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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