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.
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...
Why I’m Never Asking You To Buy Me a Cup of Coffee
There’s a website you may know that encourages writers to open a free account, allowing them to put a call-to-action button at the end of their posts, on their websites, newsletters, etc. The CTO button allows their grateful readers to buy them cups of coffee. I won’t name it because you can find it yourself if you must and because I have no desire to promote the concept.
The Truth About King Richard and His Devoted Minstrel
King Richard I, also known as Richard the Lionheart, was one of England’s most popular monarchs, so it’s not surprising that much of what people write about him is absolute nonsense. He may or may not have been gay. The body of his father Henry II most assuredly did not begin to bleed when he approached it (indicating that Richard was his murderer). He was not best buddies with Robin Hood since Robin Hood probably never existed in the first place.