Drew Rodgers

I live in Norway with my wife, Inger, and our cat T.J. Maxx and teach International Business Communications at Oslo University College School of Business.

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Whispering Republicans

Published on Thursday 7. June 2018

They’re whispering in Congress
How can we get rid of this guy
It would be easy if he weren’t so sly
They’re whispering in Congress
His ego deranged erection
Will cost us the November election
They’re whispering in Congress
His trade war will cost us votes
And the song they’re singing
Has many sour notes
So their main question
Is how to secure his ejection
And if they can’t do it
And admit that they blew it
They fear this vindictive rube
Will send the nation down the tube


Bye, Bye Donald

Published on Wednesday 6. June 2018

After you’ve gone
There’ll be no crying
After you’ve gone
There’ll be no lying
After you’ve gone
There’ll be no schemers
After you”ve gone
Maybe hope for the Dreamers
After you’ve gone
No more of your disgusting smile
As well as your tweeted bile
After you’ve gone
That leaves us with Pence’s guile
And your abomination will last for a while
After you’ve gone
We won’t be living in clover
There’ll still be your shit to get over
After you’ve gone
After you’ve gone away

After You’ve Gone

Shakespeare Revisited

Published on Monday 14. May 2018

The Winter of our Discontent
Is now the Winter of our Inevitable Decline
King Richard is now King Donald
My kingdom for a horse
Is now my kingdom for a whore
Made bright by the son of York
Is now, darkened by Donald the dork
King Richard’s is a well known fate
And King Donald’s, a new Watergate?
And soon King Donald’s crown will be shorn
But not before leaving his kingdom forlorn

The Winter of Inevitable Decline

The unpublished or the unread

Published on Monday 16. April 2018

The two largest categories into which most authors fall are, one, unpublished or two, unread. I fall into the second category but I might have fallen into the first category if, having given up trying to find an agent or publisher, I self-published. I have since wondered if I hadn’t given up so early, that I might have found a publisher. One reason that suggests that I should have held out longer was a quote in a letter of refusal from a major publisher: “We both felt your style was very Joycian.” Which brings me to my question and the possible resolution of my of my question, did I give up too early and maybe could have found a publisher. Here is where you come in, if I may be so bold as to ask for your help. Could you read my novel John, Waldo and Henrietta and share your comments with me? I realize that this might be a strange request, but it would help me as I have written another novel and wonder which route I should go, self-publishing or the long road of trying to find an agent or publisher. Thanks to any of you who could help me with this dilemma. “John, Waldo and Henrietta”

The American (D)ream

Published on Monday 9. April 2018

Americans live lives of unfilled dreams, dreams which have always been unfulfillable. America is not a country for middle class dreamers. And then in their anger and disillusionment, they pin their hopes on and give their votes to the very one who will ream them, you know where.