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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Street Dancing in Rio

Published on Tuesday 10. February 2015

On the way back from Ipanema, Inger and I ran into a hot band and
guess what? They dance in the streets in Rio. So I did too while Inger
sneak videoed it.

From the Brazilian Jungle

Published on Tuesday 27. January 2015

To get to a secluded beach I had to make my way through a dense jungle. On the way back, to my surprise, I came across the two Republican front runners for the 2016 nomination for president.

Review of “John, Waldo and Henrietta

Published on Saturday 6. December 2014

Hi,

Here is a review of my novel. I hope that it will encourage you to download it:

Drew Rodgers’ entertaining novel, «John Waldo and Henrietta,» examines the different angles in relationships and how men and women often approach them differently. Set the scene: John, a 30-something confirmed bachelor, who is afraid to become a vitim of his family’s «tradition» of failed relationshps, considered his two cats, Waldo and Henrietta, named after Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau, to be his nuclear family. So, what happens when our incurable bachelor meets a social worker, Vera, and is immediatley confronted with an alternative commitment in life and work? What happens to his jaundice view toward people? What happens to his nuclear family concept? And what compromises will John and Vera have to make to create a sustainable relationship? Sit back and read along with Rodgers as he takes you on a soul-searching exploration full of mirth and wry humor.

Och Tamale Magazine

«John, Waldo and Henrietta» is an ebook available on Amazon

Inequality For All

Published on Saturday 6. December 2014

http://billmoyers.com/episode/full-show-inequality-for-all/

I strongly encourage you to view this video. It should be a wake up call especially considering that one in seven Americans experiences hunger (now so conveniently called «food insecurity») and by any reasonable definition of poverty (mine is 50% of the median income level) over 20% of all Americans would be considered poor.

A Musical Interlude

Published on Monday 12. May 2014

I thought that I would entertain you a bit while we wait for my novel to become a best seller, which might take a while. But on a more serious note. I play once a week for residents on an Alzheimer’s floor at a local nursing home.

Research has shown that music is very therapeutic for Alzheimer’s patients (see http://www.alzfdn.org/EducationandCare/musictherapy.html.) My experience confirms this based on the response I get from the staff at the nursing home.

I would like to encourage musicians, amateurs like myself, and more professionals to consider doing what I do and get in touch with a local nursing home. I can assure you that it will be a very satisfying experience.