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.
What People Really Mean When They Say Thank You for Your Service
On Veterans Day and Memorial Day, you hear it a lot. Your Facebook friends post pictures of themselves and their relatives in military uniforms, and the comments frequently include the phrase, “Thank you for your service.” It’s become the “have a nice day” of the new millennium. The number of people who sincerely mean it is questionable.
- Top Story - August 2022
5 Reasons Why You May Want to Alter Your Online IdentityTop Story - August 2022
Are writers who use pen names and avatars to mask their true identities cowards? I used to think so, at least when it came to content creators. It’s one thing to be a woman trying to get her novel published in the 1800s and quite another to be one writing essays and opinion pieces today. Or is it?
The Kindness of Strangers in a Strange Land
Nobody can hear a scream in the vacuum of space, or so they say. The fact is, if they could hear you, they’d be too busy screaming themselves hoarse to save your ass. Land on an alien planet or two and you’ll get an earful.
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.