Roger Sollenberger

Roger is a composition teacher at Georgia College in Milledgeville, Georgia. He's working on his first novel, and would like to tell you all about it.
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Club Monaco Man: Part Two

Last week, in the first installment of Trop Weather Editor Roger Sollenberger’s interview with Club Monaco Man Tom Dibblee, Roger and Tom discussed: pants, fit, weight fluctuation, belt indentation, bodily health, sexual function, shades of khaki,…

Books

Faith and the Follow-Up

Christopher Beha’s debut, What Happened to Sophie Wilder (WHTSW) could have been the worst kind of novel. That’s because it is, at its most reductive, a novel about novels; a story about writing, told by writers.…

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Westward, ho!

I pack my dad’s Camry and ramp down the long driveway on my journey out to Bunker Hill, West Virginia, where the sun is just setting and I’ve landed another gig with that cover band, The…

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Labor Day

Labor: From Latin, related to labere, “to totter under a burden.” I was born the day before Labor Day in 1982. My mom relished the long weekend. (If you like, I encourage you to submit your…

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Big Bay

You probably haven’t heard of Big Bay, a tiny mill town in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, on the south shore of Lake Superior. But you’ve probably heard of the “temporary insanity” plea—a legal defense for crimes of…

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Wellness

My girlfriend Liz and I try to go to our college gym as many times a week as we can manage. As with any gym, it draws a certain type of patron. Boisterous, confident students strut and…

Books

The End of the World as We Know It

Everyone loves an apocalypse. Whether in the context of religion, science, cult theories, books, movies, TV, psychosis, or just old-fashioned paranoia, we always seem to be telling ourselves that we’re approaching complete and certain annihilation. We…

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Summer Break

Nothing like summer break to remind you how big the world is. Everyone disappears, from everywhere, it seems. And for the next couple of weeks, us Troppers are going away, too. But that got us to…

Travels

Angling

I’m a poor angler. Not that fishing plays a big role in my life as an adjunct lit teacher in Milledgeville, Georgia. My students thread fishhooks into the bills of their caps, and the relationship just…

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This Week in Review

You say chivalry is dying, and I say Caesarian sections are rising. This week in politics, Egyptians hurled tomatoes and Monica Lewinsky insults at Hillary Clinton’s motorcade. It used to be an incident like this could…

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Climate Change

The Chincoteague National Seashore (technically on Assateague Island) is lovely: long, flat, and wide, a gentle slope, like a shinbone, cappuccino-colored sands pushed around by the whooshing, foamy, cold green Atlantic—an angry god armed with a…