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).

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

November 21, 2016 18 comments

Philadelphia's Rittenhouse Square, resplendent in holiday lights and snow.

My annual Thanksgiving turkey cooking freak out is well underway, so it must be time to start to think about buying holiday gifts for loved ones. If you were one of those people who swore they’d be done all their holiday gift shopping by the end of November, time is seriously running out. Fortunately, you […]

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Zentangle Diva Challenge #293 – Philadelphia Windows Edition

November 15, 2016 19 comments

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(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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Zentangle Diva Challenges – Insomnia Edition

November 10, 2016 19 comments

You can still buy pumpkins and gourds in Philly.

(New to Zentangle, start here.) It’s November 10th, three days after the USA shocked over half of it’s voters (and all of the pundits) by electing you know who. I’m still too numb to mention his name. I was intending to write a therapeutic blog post about our election after having been consumed by it […]

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Zentangle Diva Challenge #289 – “Ahoy Thar” Edition

October 18, 2016 16 comments

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Once again I was MIA for another week. This is becoming a disturbing unfortunate habit. I’m going to blame it on watching too much TV coverage of the United States’ election and thus becoming paralyzed with depression. (That’s my story and I’m sticking to it. After November 8th, I’ll have to come up with another […]

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A One Day Visit to Maritime Greenwich (London) England, A UNESCO World Heritage Site

October 13, 2016 23 comments

Ship in a bottle, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich England

It wasn’t until my fifth visit to London that I finally made it to the Royal Borough of Greenwich, one of 33 local authority districts within Greater London. When Mr. Excitement was invited to attend a speakers’ dinner hosted by the European Respiratory Society in the Painted Hall of the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich (along with at […]

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Zentangle Diva Challenge #287 – Happy New Year 5777 Edition

October 4, 2016 17 comments

Dreamcatcher Zentangle tangle compositions

This week’s Zentangle Diva’s challenge was to use Dreamcatcher, a tangle by Certified Zentangle Teacher Daniel Lemothe (yay Daniel). Daniel developed Dreamcatcher by deconstructing the pattern used in Native American dreamcatchers. Dreamcatchers were originally used by the Ojibwe (Chippewa) peoples who live mostly in eastern Canada and some northern mid-West states in the United States. […]

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Zentangle Diva Challenge #286 – Back from England & Iceland Edition

September 26, 2016 25 comments

Zentangle Diva Challenge Straight Lines

For the first time since I started doing the Zentangle Diva’s weekly challenges some time in 2014, I missed several weeks in a row. No excuses. I left my summer digs in Brigantine, New Jersey on August 29th and left for two weeks in England and Iceland two days later, but I’ve participated in weekly […]

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Touring Iceland’s Golden Circle Route from Reykajvik

September 22, 2016 34 comments

The flag of Iceland at Thingvellir National Park

I don’t like to drive. Mr. Excitement, my traveling companion (through life and on the road), doesn’t like to drive when he wants to be able to look at the scenery and when we don’t want marital discord about directions marring our sojourn. Therefore, whereas the word “tour” has some dismayed, seasoned travelers heading for […]

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Five Reasons to Visit Philadelphia in the Fall

September 6, 2016 21 comments

Fall at Longwood Gardens

Philadelphia might not be the first fall travel destination that springs to mind, but I highly recommend my hometown as an excellent, engaging choice for a fall getaway. 5 Reasons to Pick Philadelphia as a Fall Travel Destination: 1. You Can Have the Nation’s Most Historic Square Mile Mostly to Yourself.  The spring and summer […]

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

August 23, 2016 33 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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