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.
10 Jokes Meaner Than Chris Rock’s Oscars Dig at Jada Pinkett Smith
After this year’s Oscars kerfluffle, some are calling for the abolition of insult humor, especially that which mocks someone’s challenges or physical appearance. Others say it’s a tradition rooted in the antics of the court jesters of old speaking truth to power and everyone needs to lighten up.
8 of Louis Armstrong's Greatest Musical Team-Ups
Louis Armstrong (1901-1971) is widely considered one of the greatest jazz musicians of all time. His trumpet playing and distinctive vocals set him apart from his peers. Armstrong began playing music professionally as a teenager, and his musical career lasted over 50 years. He gained renown as a soloist and band leader, but he wasn't above the occasional duet, often with some of the best in the business. Here are eight of his greats.
Ten Things I Loved About My Husband's Damaged and Difficult Mother
The first thing you should know about my mother-in-law Helen is that she was a battered child. I don't know if this is something anyone can completely overcome, but I know she tried like hell. Trust is essential to building relationships, and Helen found it hard to trust anybody.
Why Buy the Course When You Can Get the Milk for Free?
Humblebrag alert! I'm about to hit 1,600 followers on Medium and now have 1,275 on Twitter. I did not reach these milestones because I’m a marketing whiz. It’s because I know how to use Google, and I can read. The only other mad skill I possess is how to avoid getting ripped off. Oh, yeah, and I can type.
Take My Advice: Be Careful Whose Advice You Take About Medium
Why are you reading this? Is this not yet another in an endless parade of personal stories about how someone got started on Medium and achieved some modicum of success in a relatively short time? Do you honestly think reading about my experience is going to be of any help to you whatsoever? If so, you may be right. Then again, you may not because...