Republicans like to call themselves conservative, but that’s not the reality they’ve shown us.

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Conservatives, as practitioners of the Republican political ideology, are afraid. I say this knowing full well that some conservative individuals are actually conservative and don’t approve of all the Republican Party leadership bullshit. I’m not talking about those types. I’m talking about how the Republican Party itself is not conservative. They play tough, but deep down, the Republicans fear so many non-scary things.

If I offend you with this, I want to apologize upfront for being correct and accurate in your presence.

What is the definition of conservative? As a noun, dictionary.com defines conservative as, “a person who is conservative…


Another Dunk Piece in the Mouth of Madness and From the Gates of Hell

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I had so much fun writing my last “dunk on the GOP” article, I thought I’d write another! I’m not a political scientist, an investigative journalist, or even an amateur political commentator. I’m just a guy who keeps smelling bullshit and I don’t want anyone to step in it.

So here we are, back again to non-scientifically and completely emotionally call out stupid shit from Republican Party leadership. The party platform is here, if you want to read it.

For a little context, if you’re new here, I was raised in a staunchly republican household. My father hates the Democratic…


It’s simple, but not always easy…

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How many times have you heard a YouTube finance personality recommend that you “pay yourself first?” I first heard it years ago, and it keeps coming up in videos, articles, and books. What I’ve seen too little of, though, is a deeper explanation of what that really means.

I remember the first time I heard it. I thought, “That doesn’t make any sense. My credit card will sue me.” I must have heard a version that was a little rough around the edges. This was nearly twenty years ago, so I’m paraphrasing: Pay yourself first… everyone else can wait.

But…


Quality over quantity with a fine writing instrument in your hand

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If you don’t already, write with fountain pens. I’ve switched to them entirely, and would even now consider myself a pen snob. You won’t see me using any of those $0.10 Bic pens.

I’m not really sure why it’s called a fountain pen, to be honest. I see no fountain. No little baby angel or imp peeing ink into the thing. What they do have, however, is a reservoir for ink. Just so we’re all on the same page, Wikipedia explains, “A fountain pen is a writing instrument which uses a metal nib to apply a water-based ink to paper…


A practical lesson I learned on the way to middle age

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I’ve exercised most of my life. As a kid, I ran around constantly. Chasing, soccer, being chased, soldier, Lazer Tag (the original), or climbing every tree and rope I could find. I had some off-time because of life being life, but always got right back in the swing of things when I was on. After I turned 40, it all fell apart. I had to move or die (exaggeration).

“Life finds a way,” said some guy in Jurassic Park, the movie. Unfortunately, that usually involves life impeding everything you’re trying to do. …


It will reap what it has sown. A balls-to-the-wall opinion piece from the gates of hell.

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The Republican Party, the good old GOP, is already dead. I’ve got some opinions about it, so here they are.

I was raised as a republican, the same way we bring a kid up in the religion of their parents. After that bullshit with Bush 2: The Sequel, I left and formally registered myself as an independent. Their decline started with the Tea Party nonsense (technically, I think it started when Christian Nationalists burrowed in a few decades ago), and then Trump burned the house down around himself.

Here are three points to illustrate why it’s okay for the Republican…


I’m writing a book and there’s nothing you can do to stop me.

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I’ve always loved stories. I was a big reader, even as a kid who loved to run around outside while screaming nonsense. Several years ago, I started writing and had some big ideas, false starts, and abject failures.

I’m going to write about them here so you can learn from my mistakes. Maybe some things I’ve tried will give you some ideas you can adapt and implement in your own writing career. Successfully.

Career Dissatisfaction and the Terrors of Documentary Blogging

My first professional job was okay, but kind of boring. I didn’t care about the work I was doing there, and I thought maybe I need to…


Though honestly, you can implement these whenever

That new employee looks like a kid! I guess they start ’em young! Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels

Getting started in your career can intimidate, confuse you, and be full of bungles. After being in the workforce for over twenty years, at companies big and small, I’ve learned a few things that can help.

I’m going to outline 3 things you can do to help you along in your career. Some parameters, though. Don’t just do exactly as I say, because that might get you in trouble. Instead, take the theory I present and apply it to your particular situation. For example, if I were to say, “Get more sleep,” that doesn’t mean you go to work and…

Caleb Rogers

Technology professional in Hollywood. Writer. Cheap coffee enthusiast. Keep up to date with my adventures and writing projects here: https://bit.ly/3i1tuwJ

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