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Writing about Society, Politics, Religion and Culture. You know all the thing you’re told not to talk about with your boss.

Or…Why white people need to accept their history of hate.


I recently watched the Netflix limited series “Amend: The Fight For America”. This is a series about the history of the 14th Amendment. Personally, I think this should be required viewing for students all over America. It’s educational, moving, and it illuminates the history of hate and racism in America.

It’s preys on those who can least afford it.

Driving of the merchants from the temple by Ippolito Scarsella (1550–1620)

I’m going to tell you a little story. I’m going to be paraphrasing from the same story that was told in the Bible.

One day Christ was visiting the temple, as you do. There he saw all manners of commerce going on, and it angered him, that they would defile…

How erotica can help you have a better writing tool box.

Erotica can be the first step for a lot of writers.

Erotica is an often maligned genre that gets a bad rap from just about everyone. However, there are a lot of basic skills that both a beginning writers and experienced ones can learn from writing erotica.

It’s not about the sex. It’s about painting a picture of sex, or better…

The fallacy of the boot strap trope.

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Republicans love to say how the working poor should just pull themselves up by their bootstraps to get out of poverty. However, everything there is a program that would help those in poverty do just that. The GOP start the, “where is the money going to come from” argument.


Or.. How I’m going to make 2021 my best year yet.

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Self-care isn’t just fancy bubble baths and having take out. Self-care is about both the big and small things you need in order to function day to day. …

We’ve missed the point of it all.

The Triumph of Saint Valentine painted by Valentin Metzinger, circa 18th century

Oh we do love to have a day where we can celebrate love. Let’s look at the person that this day is named after. Saint Valentine, lived from 226 CE to 269 CE, he was a Catholic priest, possibly a bishop, and was know to have ministered to persecuted Christians…

How music influences our culture, society, and politics.

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Growing up the protest music of the 1960s and 1970s always enamored me. I always thought it was interesting, and the connection between music and politics has always been a close one.

Music influences culture, there isn’t any denying that. You don’t have to look any further than the protest…

We need more political diversity.

The American political system in a lot of ways should have more than two parties fighting for influence and power. The GOP and the DNC shouldn’t be the dominant political parties. Our system was designed to be a multi-party system. However, over more than two centuries since the founding of…

Why it’s important for Indie writers to get it right.

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In this age of Social Networks and branding it is important for you to get your username right. It is your digital identity, it is your calling card. For me, I use either DShorb or DShorbAuthor for my Social Media stuff. …

Here’s why we should be listening to him.

Christopher Titus

I believe that everyone should listen to Christopher Titus. He is has become the Lenny Bruce of our time, and he is the truth teller of our time. …

David Shorb

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