Nelson Clyde: Is It Just Me? Encouraging words - "You are..."

If you’ll bear with me, I need to tell you a story in order to tell you another story. Many years ago, someone told an audience any time you tell a child, “you are,” what they hear is, “I am,” a premise put forth by local psychologist Charles Fries. This was illustrated most beautifully in the movie “The Help” when the heroine…

Nelson Clyde: Is It Just Me? A Father's Day prayer

A Father’s Day prayer Dear heavenly father, Thank you for my children and the joy they bring to my life. Grant me the patience to hear them when I am distracted. Grant me the mercy to show them your love when they need it most. Grant me the enthusiasm to support them in their pursuits. Let me be quick to show my shortcomings, And to

Nelson Clyde: Is It Just Me? The sound of silence

The sound of silence “Silence will speak more to you in a day than the world of voices can teach you in a lifetime. Find silence. Find solitude - and having discovered her riches, bind her to your heart.” - An excerpt from “Come Away My Beloved” by Frances Roberts. A recent article suggests phones of the future won’t need you to

Nelson Clyde: Is It Just Me? Bring on summer with vacations, crewcuts and cokes!

Summer is officially here. The first sign for me was the temperature and humidity in my spin class yesterday. My sweat output was at least 20 percent greater than the one Wednesday. states, “The summer solstice heralds the beginning of summer in the Northern Hemisphere. The timing of the summer solstice depends when the sun reaches

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Nelson Clyde: An appeal to heaven

We don’t know what to do We don’t know what to say We wonder why but we have no answers We have enemies abroad, but we kill each other Grant us the strength to stop Grant us the capacity to…

09 July 2016 [05:28 PM]
Is It Just Me? A few thoughts on summer

Summer is in full swing by the time the Fourth of July arrives with a bang. It is likely no coincidence the lake traffic begins to wane after the Fourth simply because the heat is so oppressive. It’s hard…

03 July 2016 [12:45 AM]
A reminder to cherish life

Note to readers: This week, my son, Jamie Clyde, writes my column. Jamie is 17 and has been processing the loss of Kendall Spinks, as have many in our community. He asked me if he could express his thoughts on…

25 June 2016 [06:12 PM]
Getting ready for Father’s Day

We’re hitting that dry season when many people start going on trips and normal life (whatever that is) seems to vanish until school starts. It makes it tough on a guy looking for material. This week I started out with…

11 June 2016 [02:09 PM]
Manning versus Newton versus Bonneville

It feels like I’m turning into my father. My children say it is happening mostly in expressions and reactions, both facial and…

06 February 2016 [09:12 PM]
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