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 #325 – More Brigantine Flowers Edition

July 20, 2017 12 comments

Brigantine Flower

If you’re wondering what this Zentangle thing is, you should start here. Jessica Davies was our guest Zentangle Diva again this week. She forced us to eat lima beans asked us to produce a tile using another “Mother Ship” tangle by Molly Hollibaugh, namely Peanuckle. I’m not gonna lie because I don’t want to be […]

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Museum of the American Revolution – Philadelphia Beyond the Liberty Bell

July 16, 2017 30 comments

Diorama from the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia

Those visiting Philadelphia to steep themselves in the early history of the United States will find the Museum of the American Revolution to be a worthy addition to “America’s most historic square mile”. I’m a life long Philadelphian and an unashamed history geek. When I was growing up, an immersive dive into the history of […]

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Zentangle Diva Challenge #324 – New York, NY Edition

July 14, 2017 12 comments

Skyscrapers of Lower Manhattan from the Brooklyn Waterfront, New York City

I’m a little late to this week’s challenge because I spent last weekend in New York City, a/k/a the Big Apple, Gotham, the city that never sleeps. (That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.) When I finally put my micron felt tip pens and pencils to paper, I found that I still am obsessed […]

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Zentangle Diva Challenge #233 – Happy Birthday USA Edition

July 5, 2017 16 comments

Fourth of July Fireworks

Not sure what this Zentangle® thing is? You can read more about it here. This week the Zentangle Diva challenged us to share a composition that reflects our home. The tile she shared featured the Canadian Maple Leaf. The fact that we celebrated July 4th had me thinking of my national home. The Fourth of July […]

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Zentangle Diva Challenge #322 – How Does Your Garden Grow? Edition

June 26, 2017 16 comments

Brigantine Beach new jersey hydrangeas

Not sure what this Zentangle® thing is? You can read more about it here. This week, the Zentangle Diva (Laura Harms) challenged us to use the tangle Aquafleur. She explained that she picked this one because it’s one that she has trouble with. Using it in today’s challenge forces her to practice it. In the […]

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15 Things to Do During an Airport Layover

June 24, 2017 45 comments

Airport waiting area

There was a time in my life when I had more time than money. If the cheapest airplane ticket required three airport layovers, so be it. Fortunately, having reached the ripe old age I am, the time-money ratio has swung more in the opposite direction, so now I’m all about finding non-stop flights  — and […]

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Gardens in New Jersey, the Garden State

June 18, 2017 13 comments

I used to be one of those people who rolled their eyes when I heard New Jersey referred to as the Garden State. Really? New Jersey? Gardens? Growing up, my exposure to New Jersey was pretty much limited to rides up the New Jersey Turnpike to visit my grandparents in Brooklyn, New York. This trip involved […]

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Zentangle Diva Challenge #318 – Brigantine Beach Diptych Edition

June 1, 2017 9 comments

Zentangle diptych 3

Zentangle is a meditative art form. You can read more about it here. This week, the Zentangle Diva, Laura Harms, challenged us to do a diptych. A dip-what? (I’m having trouble with words today. I don’t know what “covfefe” means either.) Actually, my brain managed to resurrect memories from my university Art History 101 course. […]

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A Women’s Journey to Kenya with Linda Higdon

May 29, 2017 6 comments

Linda Higdon on a Womens Journey to Kenya

I recently returned from Milwaukee, Wisconsin and my first Women in Travel Summit conference organized by Wanderful, “an international sisterhood of women who support one another — before, during and after travel.” The conference brought together a lively, diverse (age, race and ethnicity) group of women travel writers and bloggers, along with destination and resource […]

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Zentangle Diva Challenge #317 – Stand with England Edition

May 27, 2017 21 comments

I realize it’s kind of very late in the week to be posting my response to this week’s Zentangle Diva’s challenge which was to use a photo as a string and tangle around it. This week’s challenge was posted the morning after the horrific suicide bombing of a Manchester, England arena just as a concert filled with […]

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