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 #341 – Oaxaca, Mexico Edition

November 15, 2017 7 comments

Basilica of Santo Domingo, Oaxaca, Mexico

This week the Zentangle Diva challenged us to “go big, or go home”. Mr. Excitement and I are on day two of a ten day trip to Mexico, so I’m definitely not ready to go home. I’m also finding it difficult to find time to tangle. Last night I was exhausted from a 13 hour […]

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Zentangle Diva Challenge #339 – My “Bullet Journal” Halloween Edition

October 31, 2017 10 comments

Philadelphia witch

Today is Halloween. Bah Humbug (oh wait, wrong holiday). We live in an apartment and both our sons are grown and flown so Halloween is basically a “nothing burger” around here. However, the Zentangle Diva challenge this week is to compose something to represent fall or Halloween. In order to avoid having to make a […]

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Remembering Travel Blogger Billie Frank and a Friendship Forged on Facebook

October 15, 2017 41 comments

Like many baby boomers, I have a love-hate relationship with Facebook, sometimes both loving and hating it on the same day. As a travel blogger, I understand that an active social media presence is an important part of getting the word out, of proving one’s “influence”. Sometimes, this imperative to be “out there” bumps up […]

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Zentangle Diva Challenge #336 – Please Make It Stop Edition

October 11, 2017 14 comments

Delancey Place flower boxes near Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia

Laura Harms, the Zentangle Diva, gave us a little break this week by challenging us to produce a monotangle tile using Striping, a very intuitive tangle, demanding little concentration. Thus, one should be able to achieve quite a Zen state while doing this week’s challenge. Unfortunately, if you live in North America (or are friends […]

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Zentangle Diva Challenge #335 – Back in Beantown Edition

October 2, 2017 14 comments

Suzanne Fluhr writing a brief

If Zentangle is a new concept for you, start here.  Note: “Beantown” is an affectionate nickname for Boston, apparently coined by travelers who enjoy beans baked in molasses during their Boston visits.  This week’s Zentangle Diva Challenge post comes to you from Cambridge, Massachusetts, a city adjacent to Boston where I am visiting my sisters-in-law. […]

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Zentangle Diva Challenge #334 – Enough with the Disasters Already Edition

September 26, 2017 12 comments

The Scream by Edvard Munch: Public Domain

If Zentangle is a new concept for you, start here.  This week, the Zentangle Diva challenged us to do a composition using the tangle “Crazy N’Zeppel”, a Mother Ship endorsed tangleation of presumably sane N’Zeppel. The difference is that the crazy version uses randomly spaced and slanted lines; whereas, the “normal” version is done using […]

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Zentangle Diva Challenge #333 – Tropical Storm José Go Away Edition

September 18, 2017 18 comments

After the sunset, Brigantine, New Jersey

(If Zentangle® is a new concept for you, start here.) Today, Seattle area podcasters CZTs Juliette Fiessinger and Kellie Fellinge are guest Divas. I don’t know if they knew Hurricane José is heading this way when they challenged us to do a tile using tangles that are “Cozy” for this week’s Zentangle Diva challenge. I […]

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Zentangle Diva Challenge 332 – Not Forgetting Edition

September 11, 2017 16 comments

Twin Towers Tangle Zentangle Diva Challenge #332

She’s baaaaacckk! Laura Harms, the Zentangle Diva, is back from devoting herself to quality family time over the summer. Laura even went camping, like, you know, sleeping in a tent—in Canada (well, I assume it was in Canada. Canadians are mostly staying in Canada these days instead of vacationing in the United States because they […]

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Plan Your Visit to Canada’s Capital Region: Ottawa and Gatineau

September 4, 2017 21 comments

The National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, with Maman

Canada’s former marketing slogan in the United States was, “Canada: Friendly, Familiar, Foreign and Near”. All are true. A wedding invitation prompted our recent visit to Canada’s Capital Region, spanning two cities (and their surrounding areas) in separate provinces. Canada’s federal capital city is Ottawa in the province of Ontario, while immediately across the Ottawa […]

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Zentangle Diva Challenge #331 – Petoskey Stones Edition

August 30, 2017 18 comments

Petoskey stone

This week’s guest Zentangle Diva is Jane Reiter who challenged us to do a composition inspired by Petoskey Stones. It turns out that Petoskey Stones are the Michigan state stone and are, in fact, very cool fossils of an ancient coral. I did a little research and it turns out my home state, Pennsylvania, doesn’t […]

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