Nelson Clyde's Is It Just Me column: The best chocolate pie ever

“Mr. Clyde. Are you gonna come and get your things?” “Yes ma’am. I’m so glad you called. I never want to assume anything, you know.” “Well, I’ll be here when you get here.” It was the one call on Christmas Eve day that made me “little boy on Christmas morning” excited. Laverne Madlock was giving me the signal to come and…

Is it just me? Joy, or, lunch with a good friend

It is my hope many of you have experienced the privilege of knowing someone older than yourself who chose to invest in you. Some of the greatest blessings have been men and women who were contemporaries of my parents and even grandparents who took the time and interest in sharpening my personhood. Some tenets of the Christian faith call for

Nelson Clyde's Is It Just Me: A Christmas Prayer

May we be mindful of the truly precious gifts in our lives. Sustain and guide our thoughts and actions. Let us bless others with joyful hearts. Grant us your presence as we gather. In gratitude and hope,

A foreigner’s guide to the best homemade chicken soup in Tyler

NELSON CLYDE, Is It Just Me? For those who crave home remedies when the occasional blue northers roll in and wreak havoc on our health, nothing seems to do the job quite like homemade chicken soup. With temperature swings in the 50-degree range (just from yesterday to today) it brings on those pesky upper respiratory infections and everyone

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