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).

The Way – A Boomeresque Movie Review about Walking the Camino de Santiago

August 23, 2016 30 comments

Scallop shell symbol of the Camino de Santiago

I have secretly  started my campaign to convince Mr. Excitement that we should walk the Camino de Santiago. (Please don’t tell him).In 2002, much to my surprise, he agreed go on a four day guided hike on the Milford Track in Fiordland National Park on the South Island of New Zealand. The hike was 55.3 […]

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Zentangle® Diva Challenge #281 – Walk-ING the Camino de Santiago Edition

August 23, 2016 17 comments

Zentangle Diva Challenge #281 ING

This week, the Zentangle Diva, Laura Harms, challenged us to use the tangle ING in a composition. ING is an official tangle from the Zentangle mother ship. This challenge floated over from cyberspace at the same time I was diligently writing another post, a movie review of the 2011 film, The Way, about walking the Camino […]

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Zentangle Diva Challenge #280 – Rio Olympics and Elephants Too Edition

August 16, 2016 17 comments

Zentangle Diva Challenge

We’ve been sweltering under an excessive heat warning here in the northeastern United States. I’m hunkered down in Brigantine, a New Jersey beach town where it’s supposed to be cooler than my home town, Philadelphia. However, with a heat index of 110 degrees Fahrenheit (43 degrees Celsius) even at the ocean’s edge, escaping “down the […]

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Visiting Old Town Edinburgh, Scotland with a Context Travel Walking Tour

August 4, 2016 17 comments

Edinburgh Castle as seen from the 6th floor observation deck of the new wing of the Scottish National Museum

Our six night visit to Scotland gave us two full days in Edinburgh, a/k/a “Auld Reekie”. Edinburgh’s nickname was acquired back when the stench and smoke of numerous coal fires, garbage and untreated sewage, combined to cast a smokey, noxious haze over the city. Fortunately, today “Auld Reekie” is merely an affectionate anachronism for Scotland’s […]

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Zentangle Diva Challenge #278 – “Knightstar” and Back to Edinburgh Edition

August 4, 2016 21 comments

Gate, Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland

(Zentangle? Who? What?) The Zentangle Diva and her family are back from their 3 week road trip from Saskatoon, Canada to southern California and back. Somehow she found the energy to post a challenge. She posted a day late because she had to celebrate Saskatchewan Day. (Who knew Saskatchewan had a day?) For those who might […]

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Zentangle Diva Challenge #277 – Running Round in Circles, but Stay Cool

July 26, 2016 17 comments

Morning on Brigantine Beach.

  I wan’t sure I’d be able to participate in this week’s challenge because of tendonitis in the wrist of my tangling hand which has lingered for over a month. The Zentangle Diva challenged us to use circles as our string for a composition this week. “Aha,” I thought. “I’ll just use one of the circle […]

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Zentangle Diva Challenge #276 – Zentangle Travels Edition

July 18, 2016 20 comments

Dawn over the Atlantic enroute to Dublin.

Thank you to all who participated in the Zentangle Diva challenge last week when I was the guest Diva. I saw some very nice work interpreting my theme, Give Peace a Chance, and I was comforted to see how many of you all over the United States and the world share my yearning.  …And then […]

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Zentangle Diva Challenge #275 – Give Peace a Chance

July 12, 2016 23 comments

Peace sign

At one time, I harbored the belief that I had a pure travel blog. On the other hand, the tag line for this Boomeresque blog is “Baby Boomer Travels for the Body and Mind”. Let’s just call this exposition, mind travel. This week, the Zentangle Diva used a guest post by none other than—moi! The […]

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Zentangle Diva Challenge #274 – Happy 4th of July, Amerexit 1776 Edition

July 4, 2016 28 comments

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The Zentangle Diva, Canadian Laura Harms, appropriately posted this week’s challenge from the United States where she and her family are on a road trip. July 1st was Canada Day and today is the Fourth of July, the day the American colonies declared independence from Great Britain in 1776. Hopefully, Brexit will go more smoothly […]

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Zentangle Diva Challenges 272 & 273 -Celebrate the 4th in Philly Edition –

June 28, 2016 16 comments

FIREWORKS 550

To those of you who noticed my absence from the Zentangle Diva’s challenge last week, thank you. 😉 Not to worry. I am in good health and still recovering from our big move to “The Cave”. Indeed, I’m sitting here at noon with every light in the apartment on. Granted it’s a dismal day weather-wise, […]

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