Nelson Clyde's Is It Just Me: The Bluebird of my sleeplessness?

There is a bird in my life. It is confused. It is confusing me. Around 4 a.m. when darkness is supposed to keep most animals quiet (an obvious exception being human teenagers) this bird is chirping and singing. It might be happening prior to my awareness of it, but around 4 is when it has been attracting my attention. Thoughts of cutting a…

Nelson Clyde's Is It Just Me: The beef of the day

The beef of the day. Sounds like a lunch special, doesn’t it? Turns out, I have developed a capacity for either clumsiness or just downright occasional bad luck and it has turned into a bit of a spectator sport for my children. I’m not sure where it started but, typically, it will be during a meal that a morsel of something will make its

Nelson Clyde's Is It Just Me: It's a dog's world Video

Next week we will have to discuss your efficiency replies. Until last week, my thoughts had not crossed paths with Prell shampoo for at least 40 years. Out of curiosit, I wandered into Drug Emporium to see if they had the stuff. Sure enough, a 13.5 oz bottle was $2.40. Right next to the Prell was a box of Brylcream, the stuff they put on my hair

Nelson Clyde's Is It Just Me: Matchbook collectors respond

Thanks for the responses from our matchbook collectors: I was a collector. I have matchbooks from Vegas back in the early ‘70s such as Juliet Prowse in Mame playing at the International casino. Also, Splash at the Riviera and Cabaret. I would sell my collection. Eve Yes, my favorite is the Norfolk Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya. Many famous

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Nelson Clyde's Is It Just Me: It's a dog's world Video

Next week we will have to discuss your efficiency replies. Until last week, my thoughts had not crossed paths with Prell shampoo for at least 40 years. Out of curiosit, I wandered into Drug Emporium to see if they had…

01 April 2017 [01:39 PM]
How much efficiency can we really take?

A visit with my son Cal, during his drive home from work, recently revealed something that caught my attention. He was extolling the virtues of his fingernail clippers. He was clipping and driving. Not at the same time, I’m sure.…

25 March 2017 [04:42 PM]
The cure for common Senior-itis

NELSON CLYDE, Is It Just Me? The finish line is now in sight for my youngest child to complete high school. This is the fourth time I’ve witnessed senior-itis. The symptoms are pretty consistent. Checking out. Inndifference. Lack…

04 March 2017 [11:41 AM]
The first world challenges with artificial intelligence

NELSON CLYDE, Is It Just Me? A longstanding personal policy of mine has been to avoid assigning human qualities to machines or inanimate objects. Case in point, many years ago it was time to turn off our mainframe computer…

10 December 2016 [03:59 PM]
The search for authenticity

NELSON CLYDE, Is It Just Me? My dad was one of those people who fainted at the sight of blood. He had to look away when his finger was pricked at the doctor or he was out cold. An…

26 November 2016 [02:22 PM]
Weeding out the fakes and the flakes

A few headlines of the last days (not the literal “last days” although it’s getting hard to tell) are too surreal to gloss over. Actual headlines from my Editor and Publisher email: “Facebook is banning fake news publishers from its…

19 November 2016 [09:55 PM]
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On being a Cubs fan

It’s hard to remember if this has ever come up, but every year in the third week of October I attend the…

29 October 2016 [01:57 PM]
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