Denise Shelton writes on a variety of topics and in several different genres. Frequent subjects include history, politics, and opinion. She gleefully writes poetry The New Yorker wouldn't dare publish.
My favorite food and wine pairing is the bellini cocktail. In essence, it's fruit juice for grownups, but that description hardly does it justice. Prosecco and white peach puree team up for a sophisticated yet entirely approachable potent potable. Like the mimosa, which pairs sparkling wine with orange juice, the bellini is lovely to have along with a sumptuous brunch. But it's also the perfect thirst quencher at any time, especially on a hot summer day in Venice, where it was invented.
It's is my favorite holiday, so what I'm most thankful for on Thanksgiving is the holiday itself. It's a blessing on so many levels. Here are just a few of them.
'Tis the season to be grateful. This year, it isn't easy. It seems as if the forces of nature are aligned against us: the forests ignite, the virus consumes, the hurricanes level the landscape. In some places, it's already beginning to snow. Couple that with financial uncertainty and a presidential race that has sharply divided our nation into "us" and "them," we have the makings of a season not of gratitude but of existential dread.
Everybody, including me, loves superheroes. One of the reasons we like them, however, is because they’re fictional. They stretch the imagination and have talents and abilities about which we clumsy mortals can only dream, but we don’t have to live with one.