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.
Travels

The Fresh Pride

The one thing that unites the two types of people on Chincoteague Island, Virginia—the “Come-Heres” and the “From-Heres”—is the island’s lone grocery store. In this Tropcast, I speak with tourists, locals, my parents, and some fellow…

The Weather

The Hatch

One feature of the tidewater, Tom, which I could and probably will tell you to your pornstachioed face today, is there’s always, always a ton of moisture in the air. I feel it in the way…

The New Kroger

The Sock Party

I’ve spent the past couple of weeks 1,400 miles north of The New Kroger, Milledgeville, Georgia, with my beautiful girlfriend Elizabeth and her parents at their home in Traverse City, Michigan. On the skin of things,…

The Weather

Pigeoneer

I don’t know much about birds either, Tom. They disturb my soul. Also, they’ve attacked me more than once here in Milledgeville. Dinosaurs on the wing. And so by extension, I also tend to find bird…

The Weather

The General

The past few months here in Milledgeville, Georgia, have been unseasonably warm, even for this part of the world. I’ve noticed two immediate results. One is a bumper crop of enormous flying German cockroaches (“palmetto bugs”)…

The New Kroger

Introductions

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The Weather

The Milledge

Last week I drove with Elizabeth from The New Kroger, Milledgeville, Georgia, where temps were peaking around seventy, to Liz’s hometown of Traverse City, Michigan. It’s a two-day trip, and we stayed one night in a…