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’s Challenge #207 – Bethesda, Maryland Edition

March 2, 2015 26 comments

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[If you’re scratching your head and wondering, “Zen-what?”, start here.] I wear a few hats: recovering lawyer, mother of adult sons and one fur child, daughter of a soon to be 90 year old mother, blogger and trailing spouse. The last is why I found myself attempting today’s Diva’s challenge in a Starbucks in Bethesda, […]

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Montecristo Travels to Pisa — a Boomeresque Book Review

February 24, 2015 27 comments

Montecristo Travels to Pisa

I’m starting to feel a little inadequate. My travel blogger friends are publishing books! Earlier this month, Going Gypsy: One Couple’s Adventure from Empty Nest to No Nest at All hit the stands. I published a review of this book by Veronica and David James.Now, my favorite travel blogging long haired chihuahua, Montecristo, is out with his first […]

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Zentangle Diva’s Challenge #206 – Out of My Comfort Zone Edition

February 23, 2015 27 comments

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(If you’ve never heard of Zentangle, start here.) The Zentangle Diva’s challenge this week is to use materials or tools we’ve never used before for tangling. Uh oh. Change is anxiety producing for me and I’m already feeling stressed because we leave for Turkey and Israel on March 11th, we’ll be gone for three weeks […]

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Zentangle Diva’s Challenge #205 – Phrozen in Philadelphia Edition

February 17, 2015 24 comments

Zentangle Diva Challenge #205

Last week, I responded to the Zentangle Diva’s Valentangle challenge from a cruise ship in the Caribbean Sea. Some of you left comments suggesting that you would rather have been there than where you were. If misery likes company, you will be happy to know that we flew back to Philadelphia on Sunday, landing when the wind […]

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Going Gypsy: One Couple’s Adventure from Empty Nest to No Nest at All – a Boomeresque Book Review

February 6, 2015 21 comments

Going Gypsy: One Couple's Adventure from Empty Nest to No Nest at All

It was one of my Millennial sons who suggested I try my hand at travel blogging. “Mom, you like to travel and you like to write. This would be perfect for you.” At the time, the travel blogs with which I was familiar were written by him and his 20 something peers. They were entertaining […]

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Zentangle Diva’s Challenge #203 – “Get Me Outta Here” Edition

February 2, 2015 27 comments

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(If you are sitting there scratching your head and wondering, Zen—what? who?, you may want to start here for my take on it (prior to my upcoming training to be a Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT) after which my take is likely to change.) It’s the first Monday of the month, so this week is a […]

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A Visit to Málaga on the Costa del Sol, Spain (Lemonade Edition)

January 31, 2015 29 comments

The Alcazaba of Malaga, Spain

The city of Málaga on Spain’s famed southern Costa del Sol (Sun Coast) is a very popular destination for tourists in search of the sun, especially sun-starved Brits who are reliably identifiable because they are the pale people wearing shorts and sandals (sometimes with socks ouch) in February as the locals bundle up in their […]

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Zentangle Diva’s Challenge #202 – Snowmageddon Edition

January 26, 2015 35 comments

Zentangle Diva's challenge #202 Chebucto and Copada

(If you are sitting there scratching your head and wondering, Zen—what? who?, you may want to start here for my explanation of what Zentangle is and how I became addicted.) This week, the Zentangle Diva, Laura Harms, challenged us to produce a “DuoTangle” using only two tangles by Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT) Laura Bremner, chebucto […]

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Zentangle Diva’s Challenge #201 – Moebius Syndrome Awareness Day

January 19, 2015 23 comments

My composition (tile) in recognition of Moebius Syndrome Awareness Day.

(If you are sitting there scratching your head and wondering, Zen—what? who?, you may want to start here for my explanation of what it is and how I became addicted.) This week, Laura Harms, the Zentangle Diva, has challenged us to use the moebius syndrome logo in a composition to promote Moebius Syndrome Awareness Day which […]

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In the Grand Scheme of Things

December 27, 2014 56 comments

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The English language is particularly rich in idioms. One I find myself using more often as I pass one milestone birthday after another (most recently the Big 6-Oh), is “the grand scheme of things”. It is difficult to define “the grand scheme of things” precisely. What we learn is that certain things are more or […]

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