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.
The Selkie's Sonnet
You stole my skin and took me for your wife, You did not ask if this would be my choice, And now I am condemned to live this life,
Summers on Memory Lane
“School’s out!” we cried in exhilaration, Freedom from lessons and homework at last, We went away on summer vacation, “When do we get there?” we constantly asked.
The Boys at the Fair
Each August I'd go to the county fair, First with my family, then with my friends, To see all the wonders on display there,
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.
My sixteenth summer love was in the air, I wore a peasant blouse and purple skirt, My hair was long, I’d never looked so fair,
7 Moments of Zen
1. The After-snow Photo by Denise Shelton Snowmelt slicks the roof Teardrops stain its gray slate face February fades
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.