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).

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Zentangle Diva Challenge #251 – Moebius Syndrome Awareness Day Edition

January 19, 2016 33 comments

Moebius Syndrome Awareness Day logo

[What in heaven’s name is Zentangle?] This week, the Zentangle Diva, Laura Harms, asked us to produce a composition using the Moebius Syndrome Awareness Day logo. The Harms’s younger son was born with this very rare congenital neurological disorder adversely affecting cranial nerves VI and VII which control lateral movement of the face. As with many […]

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Montecristo Travels to Pisa — a Boomeresque Book Review

February 24, 2015 30 comments

Montecristo Travels to Pisa

I’m starting to feel a little inadequate. My travel blogger friends are publishing books! Earlier this month, Going Gypsy: One Couple’s Adventure from Empty Nest to No Nest at All hit the stands. I published a review of this book by Veronica and David James.Now, my favorite travel blogging long haired chihuahua, Montecristo, is out with his first […]

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Canadians — or at Least, Ontarioians? Ontariesquers? Ontarianites? People from Ontario

June 10, 2013 96 comments

Canadian Maple Leaf Flag

Happy Thanksgiving to our Canadian friends. After watching tonight’s Presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, I hope you’re leaving the light on. 😉 ******************************************************************************* In June of 2013, I went on a 7 day trip to Ontario, Canada that started with a visit to Toronto for my first ever travel blogger conference (after 25 […]

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Canadianesque: Vancouver, British Columbia

August 23, 2012 26 comments

I’ve always thought that Canada’s old tourism marketing slogan was brilliant.  “Canada:  Friendly, Familiar, Foreign and Near”.  If you’re from Philadelphia as we are, the not “nearest” big Canadian city is Vancouver, 2,956 driving miles away, according to Google maps.  Of course, the slogan makes a lot more sense if you are traveling there from […]

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You Might Not Want to Go When We’re There

April 13, 2012 14 comments

[Updated November 18, 2015] When I told friends and relatives that I was planning our trip to central Mexico in 2012, the reactions ranged from concern to over-the-top concern.  (Yes, Mom, I’m talking about you.)  It didn’t help that the State Department had just updated its travel advisory for Mexico to include more parts of the […]

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O BUSINESS CLASS

September 19, 2010 12 comments

At the risk of sounding terribly bourgeois (and maybe like a Baby Boomer), I must say that the opportunity to make our trip to Japan flying business class made the “getting there” and “getting back” actually a pleasant memory. “Pleasant” is not a word usually associated with air travel these days—especially when the flights (between […]

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O Canada

August 31, 2010 4 comments

Sitting on the tarmac at Philadelphia International Airport on our Air Canada flight to Toronto, the first leg on our trip to Japan, I found myself reflexively humming the Canadian National Anthem, hoping that any Canadians nearby could not hear me. The Captain informed us that we were “aboot” 8th in line for take-off. I […]

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