rants, reports, raves, and embarrassments from eric trules

August, 2005

birthday blog – on ageing and dying

as i “celebrate” my 58th birthday today, i’m reflecting back on the five day visit i just spent with my 88 year old dad in rossmoor, the “adult” community in walnut creek just east of the san francisco bay. i call my dad joe. that’s his name. we lost my mom in 1999; suddenly, she had a stroke on august 9th, never recovered, and we took her off life support on august 28th. she seemed to die peacefully. since my mom’s death, my dad has been, by turn, overtly grievous, casually pursuant of other female companionship, mostly out of loneliness,…

trules joins the blogosphere

just back from an eye-opening and rejuvenating trip to southern spain’s andalucia and northern morocco. flamenco chill, glorious tapas, buoyant gitanos (gypsies), and “duende”, the emphemeral and brilliant “baille” in dance and the perfect and macho “ole” in bull fighting…. have also….. been to the mountain in chefchaouen, morocco time for some big changes…………….. check out my travel website, “e-travels with e. trules” at: http://www.etravelswithetrules.com/

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