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).

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

January 31, 2015 14 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 54 comments

Honolulu hawaii Hibiscus

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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Yo – You Should Visit Philadelphia During the Winter Holiday Season

December 2, 2014 55 comments

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When I was growing up in Philadelphia, especially even Philadelphians said things like: Did you hear about the contest? First prize is one week in Philadelphia. Second prize is two weeks in Philadelphia. That was then. Now I feel completely comfortable enthusiastically urging you to visit Philadelphia during the winter holiday season. By February, I’ll be […]

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South Africa Safari — Thornybush Game Reserve & Monwana Game Lodge

November 24, 2014 59 comments

Leopard in a tree in Thornybush Private Game Reserve

I’m pathetically really bad at swallowing pills, so I wasn’t happy to learn that I’d have to take 33 days of doxycycline as a malaria precaution for a three day visit to the Thornybush Game Reserve in northeastern South Africa. However, even if you share my pill phobia, swallowing monster capsules for a South African wildlife safari […]

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Ode to a Brigantine, New Jersey Summer

September 30, 2014 44 comments

Lifesaving boat on Brigantine Beach, New Jersey

We’re just past the first day of fall and Mr. Excitement and I are spending our last weekend for the year at our beach house in Brigantine, New Jersey. Our Brigantine summer was somewhat squeezed because we had the chance to travel in Southeast Asia and to live in Hawaii until late May. Then, we […]

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Take Your Holiday in Turkey Off the Beaten Path

September 25, 2014 4 comments

Daylan Turkey mud baths at Lake Koycegiz

If you are visiting Turkey on holiday, there are some places that are are on most travelers’ “must see” list. Among them are the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Mount Nemrut, the Blue Mosque, and, of course, the Hagia Sophia. If you are seeking sun and relaxation, you might head to the Turkish Riviera along Turkey’s Aegean […]

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My Boomer Baby: Meet Mr. Excitement

August 24, 2014 110 comments

angel statue, chapultepec park, Mexico City

Friends and relatives Readers who have been following this blog know that my husband, frequently appears in my blog posts as “Mr. Excitement”. I hope new readers will continue to somehow find themselves at Boomeresque, so I think Mr. Excitement finally deserves an introductory blog post. (Especially because I’ve already written two about Dino — our dog.) […]

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Reflections: Honolulu, Hawaii

August 14, 2014 67 comments

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Mr. Excitement and I had the good fortune to be in Honolulu, Hawaii during one of the worst Philadelphia winters in years. After our month-long trip to Southeast Asia in January, in February we arrived in Honolulu on the Hawaiian island of Oahu to start Mr. Dr./Professor Excitement’s three month sabbatical at the University of […]

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