Is It Just Me? Dreaming of Jeannie

When you think about all the technological revolutions swirling around us, it makes you wonder if things are really better. In some cases, the developments are good. In others, not so much. For instance, everything I buy on Amazon involves pressing a few buttons on my phone and waiting for the items to arrive. If there is a problem, I report the…

Is It Just Me? Why chaos and order coexist peacefully

It’s that magical time of year again. You know the one. People start getting sick and coughing on each other. Panic sets in with many over completing Christmas shopping or at a minimum making lists. The weather fluctuates between 80 and 35 making even more people cough. Kids take midterms or finals and come home sick, exhausted and with

Is It Just Me? Making peace with our memories

One of the news items that caught my eye last week was the death of David Cassidy. The fact he died was not as noteworthy in my mind as the fact he was 67. Something about watching people on TV can make them seem immortal. Around the same time, I heard a song by Carly Simon. My curiosity led me to a Google search to check a few things out. Simon

Is It Just Me? Ready or not, the holidays are here

The earliest possible date Thanksgiving can fall on is Nov. 22 since it is always on the fourth Thursday. This year, it will be on the 23rd. You might think it would prolong the neurotic things happening around the holidays, but that went out the window when Christmas ads began appearing before Halloween. Retailers are adequately weary - many are

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Is It Just Me? Dreaming of Jeannie

When you think about all the technological revolutions swirling around us, it makes you wonder if things are really better. In some…

09 December 2017 [04:33 PM]
Is It Just Me? My old friend Rosie

If you fancy yourself a Tylerite, you probably have a least two copies of Cooking Through Rose Colored Glasses or “Rosie” in…

11 November 2017 [04:15 PM]
Would you please pass the wisdom?

Several bits of sage advice have come my way lately. If you keep your eye on what is happening in our community…

14 October 2017 [11:36 PM]
You want the good news or the bad news?

NELSON CLYDE, Is it Just Me? The good news is the water is receding in Houston. The bad news is it is rising in Florida. And Cuba. The good news is the Texas legislature is no longer in session.…

09 September 2017 [05:29 PM]
Some real news about real news

NELSON CLYDE, Is It Just Me? With as much real news as we have been confronted with recently, one wonders how people still have an appetite for what is unreal - or fake. The problems are multifold. First…

02 September 2017 [05:34 PM]
A Technicolor life for everyone

Those of you who have been with me a while may remember my old friend Bubba. He was a regular in this column for a while with a feature we called Ask Bubba. It was quite popular and some people…

26 August 2017 [06:54 PM]
How I’m learning to stop worrying and love the bomb

NELSON CLYDE, Is It Just Me? Is it just me? Or does anyone else find it amusing a total eclipse of the sun is just around the corner? It seems the timing is perfect considering North Korean nukes…

12 August 2017 [07:23 PM]
The nose knows smell

NELSON CLYDE, Is It Just Me? Do you have memories linked to aromas? People? Places? It is unquestionable for me. Some are good and some maybe not. My great grandmother smelled like the powder she used. One year I…

08 July 2017 [04:02 PM]
For the love of Tomatoes

NELSON CLYDE, Is It Just Me? It’s tomato season. Somewhere in the middle of this blessed time there should be…

01 July 2017 [03:16 PM]
Man’s search for the best taco

NELSON CLYDE, Is It Just Me? At a recent gathering of friends, the topic of post-modern business came up. No one called it post-modern but that was the nature of the beast. We were discussing the recent purchase by…

24 June 2017 [03:38 PM]
Keep the cards and letters coming

It seems the summer heat has arrived. The upside to the heat is we can get real tomatoes now. If anyone has…

17 June 2017 [02:27 PM]
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