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).

How Old Am I In Dog Years? – A Boomeresque Book Review

May 11, 2017 2 comments

The tag line for the book How Old Am I In Dog Years by Susan Goldfein is: “and other thoughts about life from the far side of the hill”. Given our shared demographic as women of a certain age (or thereabouts), when I was offered a review copy of this book of essays it seemed likely it […]

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Zentangle Diva Challenge #310 – Washington, D.C., (“Frunky Town”) USA Edition

April 3, 2017 13 comments

United States Capitol Building

(Never heard of Zentangle, start here.) Before anyone sends me an annoyed email pointing out that the correct name of the song is “Funkytown“, my use of “Frunky” is a reference to the name of the tangle (pattern) the Zentangle Diva challenged us to use this week. “Frunky” was deconstructed and shared by Katharina Königsbauer-Kolb, all […]

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Zentangle Diva Challenge #309 — OCD Edition

March 28, 2017 28 comments

(Zentangle? Who? What? Start here.) This week, the Zentangle Diva challenged us to use a new tangle from the Mother Ship, in other words, an “official” tangle, called Noom. I know I have a few, mostly controlled, perfectionist tendencies and Noom brought them to the fore. Some people just share their first attempt at the […]

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Zentangle Diva Challenge #307 — From Hawaii and Mexico to a Blizzard Edition???

March 13, 2017 17 comments

(If Zentangle is a new concept for you, start here.) I was feeling a big smug, thinking that Mr. Excitement and I had managed to escape what I was sure would have been the worst of Philadelphia’s winter by escaping leaving for a month from January 22nd until February 21st. We started with a week in Honolulu, […]

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Romantic Escapes

January 24, 2017 17 comments

February has many people thinking about romance. Young lovers may find themselves feeling romantic pretty much all the time, but for those of us who are older in more mature relationships, it’s often the approach of Valentine’s Day or an anniversary that reminds us to reconnect with our loves in some way other than a […]

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Zentangle Diva Challenge #299 – Hawaii Bound Edition

January 16, 2017 28 comments

Pacific Ocean off Honolulu, Hawaii

I have to admit, this hasn’t been a very trying winter here in the Delaware Valley (Philadelphia and environs). We’ve had only real snow of 3-5 inches and within days it was 65 degrees. Still, it’s darker and grayer, and I can feel Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)  starting to rear its ugly head. Consequently, I’m […]

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Zentangle Diva Challenge #298: Philadelphia is Pretty in the Snow Edition

January 9, 2017 26 comments

Rittenhouse Square Philadelphlia snow scene

(Zentangle is a meditative art form. If you want to read more about it, start here.) We finally had some real winter weather here in Philly complete with at least some measurable snow. It happened on Saturday, which meant most people could stay home and enjoy it. It was very pretty, inspiring me to brave […]

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Zentangle Diva Challenge #297 – Philadelphia Holiday Edition

December 12, 2016 16 comments

Holiday lights on Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia

I’ve been a bit of a stranger to the Zentangle Diva Challenge world for a few weeks. I did actually do the challenges, but I never got around to posting them on my blog. I’ll add them to my Zentangle Inspired Art Pinterest board if anyone is interested in checking them out. This week’s challenge […]

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Boomeresque’s Holiday Gift Guide – A Few of My Favorite Things

November 21, 2016 18 comments

I survived my annual Thanksgiving turkey cooking freak out, so it must be time to start to think about buying holiday gifts for loved ones. If you were one of those people who failed in their resolution to have all their holiday shopping done by the end of November—that ship has sailed. Fortunately, you still have […]

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Zentangle Diva Challenge #293 – Philadelphia Windows Edition

November 15, 2016 19 comments

(New to Zentangle, start here.) I’m very grateful I learned about Zentangle before Donald Trump became the president elect of the United States. It’s a place I can go when the real world just seems to be too much. This week, Laura Harms (the Zentangle Diva) asked us to use the tangle Keeko. Keeko is […]

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