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).

Japan

Religion In Japan – My Simplistic Take

October 31, 2010 25 comments

The Japanese with whom we were able to discuss religion, all maintained that the practice of religion in Japan these days could best be characterized as a cafeteria plan. They said that they are born Shinto, marry as Shintos, die Buddhists and celebrate at least the secular aspects of Christmas. Many homes have both Buddhist […]

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Would you like salted fish guts with that??

October 4, 2010 7 comments

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As a long time resident of a major, mid-Atlantic American city (Philadelphia), I considered myself quite cosmopolitan in terms of my exposure to foreign food, including Japanese. However, after two weeks of eating Japanese food—in Japan of all places—I realize that sushi from an American supermarket is just Japanese food lite. Several of our hotels […]

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Flushing Sound???

October 2, 2010 21 comments

After a thirteen hour flight from Toronto, Canada to Japan, upon our arrival at Tokyo’s Narita International Airport, I made my usual ladies room stop upon deplaning. This proved to be my first, “Toto, we’re not in Kansas anymore” moment of our trip. I assume that it is merely coincidental that “Toto” is the name […]

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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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