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 #271 – Beads of Courage and Tree of Life Edition

June 13, 2016 27 comments

Ceramic Tree of Life from Guanajuato, Mexico.

(If you’re new to the concept of Zentangle®, you can read about it here.) This week, the Zentangle Diva (Laura Harms) challenged us to do a composition acknowledging the “Beads of Courage” program. Laura’s younger son was born with a congenital condition known as Moebius Syndrome. Her little guy has had to endure many hospitalizations and medical […]

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Zentangle Diva’s Challenge #232 – I’m Not that Zen Edition

August 24, 2015 16 comments

Zentangle Diva Challenge #232 Betweed

This week, guest Zentangle Diva, Holly Atwater, challenged us to listen to an audio Zentangle meditation and to produce a tile created without any preconception about what the tangles are supposed to look like; in other words, to truly embrace the Zentangle method of creating art “one stroke at a time”. Recognizing that some of […]

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What is Zentangle® and is it Habit Forming?

July 14, 2014 155 comments

Zentangle Inspired Art

[This post was revised on April 23, 2015 after I became a Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT)] My name is Jane Doe Suzanne and I’m a tangle addict. Apparently, I’m also a pusher as several friends are now also tangle addicts. (You know who you are.) The thing is, I don’t really want to be cured of […]

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Sail Away with P&O Cruises

August 26, 2013 0 comments

Mr. Excitement and I enjoy leaving the “driving” to a cruise ship captain on occasion, but we have never taken a cruise that departed from a European port. Therefore, I am pleased to be able to share this guest post by Catherine Lavinia who hails from the United Kingdom and has written this article about […]

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Active, Adventurous and Able

August 5, 2013 45 comments

What happens if you start to develop mobility problems, but still want to travel the world? Hopefully, you travel the world. These days, a disability or illness need not spell the death knell for indulging our wanderlust. Obviously, for us Boomeresque types, before booking any adventure activity, it’s highly advisable to speak with one’s physician. […]

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A Shoobie View of Brigantine Beach, New Jersey

June 25, 2013 40 comments

Brigantine, New Jersey beach scene.

(Updated August 28, 2016). Philadelphians don’t go to the beach. We go “down the shore”—or if we are speaking really fast or have over-imbibed, “down a shore”. The locals “down the shore” call us shoobies. “SHOOBIE” — definitions from the Urban Dictionary: 1. n.  Regional nickname denoting a tourist to the southern New Jersey shore. This […]

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Baby Boomer Dog Daze

August 30, 2012 75 comments

My husband and I came by our predilections for working twelve hours a day honestly.  We’re Baby Boomers and must feel some vestigial responsibility to atone for our generation’s earlier excesses with sex, drugs and rock and roll.  Given our work schedules, it was a no-brainer that our two sons would be the only mammals […]

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Solo (but Not So Low) at Brigantine Beach

August 21, 2012 33 comments

Life Saving Boat on Brigantine Beach

When Philadelphians talk about going “down tha’ shore”, they mean any of the beach towns from the southern tip of New Jersey (Cape May) north through Long Beach Island.  Any further north than that and you run the risk of entering a Seven Eleven and running into people wearing New York Giants and Yankees caps […]

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Independent Travel — Or Not (Gorgeous Photos Alert)

August 17, 2012 23 comments

Costa Rica rainbow

I am not averse to independent trip planning.  Sometimes I even enjoy spending a few hours (or days) in a TripAdvisor induced reverie, but it is also time consuming and can be frustrating.  For example, even if finding and booking the perfect flights to an airline hub city is relatively painless, you still have to figure out […]

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A Trailing Spouse

August 29, 2010 5 comments

[Updated and edited:  2017) Even the Baby Boomer generation had a boom within itself. My high school class was the largest in the history of our school. We seriously strained the infrastructure. My assigned seat in chemistry class was on the radiator. I attended the Philadelphia High School for Girls which at the time was […]

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