Boomeresque:Definition
1. Adj.: Describing a person born between 1 Jan. 1946 and 31 Dec. 1964
2. Adj.: Description of a person, place or thing possessing Baby Boomer je ne sais quoi
3. See also, Boomer, Esq.: A Baby Boomer who is also a licensed attorney (See, e.g., About).

Zentangle Diva Challenge #360 – Bella Italia Edition

April 18, 2018 11 comments

Assisi, Umbria, Italy

Ciao from Italy! (Did you know that “Ciao” means both “hello” and “good-bye” n Italian?) We are one week into a 2 week tour in Italy. I don’t think I’ve said “Wow” so often in any other seven days of my life. I’m relieved I still have the capacity for wonderment at my somewhat advanced […]

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A Day Trip Outside Cuenca, Ecuador: Cajas National Park, Gualeceo and Chordeleg

April 8, 2018 15 comments

Chordaleg plaza

Our four night stay in Cuenca, Ecuador, gave us three full days for sight seeing. I relied on Alberto, the bilingual owner of Hotel Casa Ordonez, for suggestions. One suggestion we followed was to plan a day trip outside Cuenca City. Rather than going on a group tour, Alberto suggested hiring a taxi driver for a […]

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Zentangle Diva Challenge #358 – Back to Barcelona Edition

April 4, 2018 13 comments

Basilica of La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona

For the first challenge of every month, the Zentangle® Diva (Laura Harms) picks a tangle that is new to her for us to use. This month she chose Pickpocket by Tomás Padrós of Barcelona in the autonomous region of Catalunya. (I was going to say from Spain, but there’s a strong separatist movement in Catalunya […]

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Zentangle Diva Challenge #357 – Longing for Real Spring

March 26, 2018 21 comments

Rittenhouse Square snow scene in Philadelphia march 2018

In her challenge this week, the Zentangle Diva, Laura Harms, lamented that notwithstanding the date on the calendar, spring didn’t seem close to springing in Saskatoon, Canada where she lives. I was uncharitably rolling my eyes and thinking, “Canada, Duh”, until I was shivering while walking the dog here in Philadelphia, a good number of […]

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Spearator – A New Boomeresque Tangle

March 26, 2018 3 comments

New Tangle, Spearator

My tangle, Speartor, is arguably a new take on one of the Zentangle® mother ship’s original tangles, Knightsbridge. However, I think the underlying matrix is different enough for it to be its own thing. Other CZTs (Certified Zentangle Teachers) have agreed with me. So, with the caveat that there are now so many named tangles […]

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Springish – A Philadelphia Almost “Spring” Inspired Tangle

March 26, 2018 4 comments

Almost spring trees in Philadelphia

Out there in Zentangle® land, there are so many tangles (designs), it is hard to be sure one is publishing a “new” tangle. I usually post mine in CZT Facebook groups and ask if anyone recognizes it as something that has already been named. If people a) like it, and b) don’t recognize it, I’ll […]

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Plan Your Visit to Cuenca, Ecuador, A UNESCO World Heritage Site

March 11, 2018 23 comments

Cuenca, Ecuador street scene

Before planning your visit to Cuenca, Ecuador (a UNESCO World Heritage site), be warned that quite a few people who set out to “visit” Cuenca end up moving there. When we travel, I enjoy meeting up with other boomer travel bloggers. A few years ago, we had dinner with Dyanne Kruger of Traveln Lass in […]

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Zentangle Diva Challenge #248 – Travel to Cuenca, Ecuador Edition

January 25, 2018 8 comments

Descent into Cuenca, Ecuador

I didn’t expect to be able to do this week’s Zentangle Diva challenge because Mr. and Mrs. Excitement are traveling in Ecuador this week. It turned out I had more free time than I thought. More about that later. The Diva challenged us to do a tile acknowledging Moebius Syndrome Awareness Day. Her seven year […]

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Zentangle Diva Challenge #347 – New Year’s Resolutions Edition

January 17, 2018 19 comments

If you’re wondering about this Zentangle thing, you can read more about it, here. I’ve been MIA here in ZentangleDivaLandia since November 15, 2017. No real excuses, but if you’re nosy interested, it has something to do with my New Year’s resolutions, so you can scroll down towards the end and read about them. I’m […]

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My Favorite Travel Credit Card, Chase Sapphire Reserve

January 11, 2018 22 comments

Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts

Disclosure: Chase Bank has less than  0% interest in having Boomeresque as an affiliate. However, this post contains links that could result in Mr. and Mrs. Excitement acquiring additional “Chase” points which they would use to support their travel habit. Notwithstanding this touch of enlightened self interest, the opinions expressed below are based on my own […]

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