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 #289 – “Ahoy Thar” Edition

October 18, 2016 15 comments


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 22 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 31 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 20 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 32 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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