Nelson Clyde: Is It Just Me? The great Snickers caper, or, when life takes your Snickers

Furiously rummaging through my gym bag, I began to panic. Where is my Snickers bar? It was a road trip on one of those yellow school buses, but my memory falters as to which one. On each road trip my mom would put a Snickers in my bag for a snack. She was that kind of mom. The pattern must have become…

Nelson Clyde: Is It Just Me? Leave it to a bunch of Aggies to get things in order

Fortunately this column writes itself most weeks. We’re getting dangerously close to six years of this little visit we have on Sundays. Most encouraging is the feedback you give me about things for which I could not have estimated an audience. Last week we discussed the image Texas has in places such

Nelson Clyde: Is It Just Me? Guard your image carefully

The identity of a person, place or thing is such a subjective condition. Take, for example, this great state in which we live. We take it for granted people really understand this vast and ambiguous place. My recent travels to Ireland and Scotland revealed others see us quite differently. From afar, the

Nelson Clyde, Is it just me?: Tracing my roots

Recent travels to Ireland (southern) and Scotland brought refreshing perspectives to two places that are the homeland of many American families just a few generations back. The Irish are a people full of passion and vigor. They are also quite the counter-culturists following the pattern of their American cousins by breaking from English rule in 1916.

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