Tag Archives: Cloudeight Essays

Going Back to Sandusky

    Going Back to Sandusky A few weeks ago I was feeling nostalgic. My thoughts often turn nostalgic when I’m feeling down: I become pensive and sometimes restless. When things aren’t going well, my thoughts turn inward; I become reclusive and I often find myself lost in a maze of thoughts and memories –… Read More »


    Summer The thready fingers of heat are already rising from the city’s concrete soul. Another vapid, sullen, pedestrian summer morning awakens. Dawn brings with it, dreary, dull, oppressive heat; just another smothering, infant, summer day. It is already too hot to move and too muggy to breathe. I look at the tired trees… Read More »

On Faith and Riding a Bike

    On Faith and Riding a Bike Almost all of us with children have had the common, yet amazing, experience of teaching a child to ride a bike. Before I get rolling, let’s clarify the word “bike”. Long ago, unfortunately, the word “bike” was an unambiguous word that meant bicycle – the kind with… Read More »

The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same

    The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same We wrote our first “Your Computer Won’t Bite” e-book back in 2005. Windows XP was just a few years old and some folks were still hanging on to Windows 98 and Windows ME. Nearly fourteen years ago we told you that your computer won’t… Read More »


    Magic I think of the word “magic” and it conjures up images of a man in a black cape, with a wand, and pulling white rabbits from a hat or making things appear and disappear with the wave of the wand. But that’s not really magic, it’s just illusion.  And it’s fun to… Read More »

Just Ordinary Days

Just Ordinary Days “Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the number of moments that take our breath away.” I have been thinking about that particular aphorism lately. I wonder if our lives really are measured by the number of breaths we take or even by the number of… Read More »