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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My Boomer Baby: Meet Mr. Excitement

August 24, 2014 175 comments

angel statue, chapultepec park, Mexico City

Friends and relatives Readers who have been following this blog know that my husband frequently appears in my blog posts as “Mr. Excitement”. I hope new readers will continue to somehow find themselves at Boomeresque, so I think Mr. Excitement finally deserves an introductory blog post. (Especially because I’ve already written two about Dino — our dog.) […]

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To Write or Not to Write, That is the Question

March 20, 2014 78 comments

letters from Colombia

I need to clarify that by “write”, I mean “hand-write”. This post is inspired by a Facebook discussion started by a homeschooling mother. She, her husband and two young sons (ages 7 and 9) are traveling the world. She expressed some surprise and disagreement upon learning that some homeschoolers are not teaching their children cursive […]

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Our Peruvian Honeymoon — 1982

November 14, 2013 58 comments

Visiting Peru was on my bucket list long before I knew there was such a thing as a bucket list. I had been wanting to go there ever since seeing a photo of Machu Picchu on the cover of a National Geographic magazine in about 1964 when I was ten. (Back Story Confession: Steve (Mr. Excitement) […]

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First Day of College — First Day of the Empty Nest

August 26, 2013 61 comments

I’m starting to see newspaper articles (yes, I still read those) about colleges and universities welcoming students for the fall semester. My husband, Steve, and I have already launched our two sons and they are both gainfully employed college graduates (saints be praised!). But, with the smell of fall in the air, there are still memories […]

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A Baby Boomer Trip Down Memory Lane: A Fish Out of Water in Devizes, Wiltshire, England – 1970

July 10, 2013 33 comments

I recently read a blog post by a British woman, writing about her dread at having to participate in the Mothers’ Race for Sports Day at her daughters’ school. This sent me flashing back to 1970 when I attended the comprehensive school in Devizes, Wiltshire, England, a small west country market town where my father […]

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Enjoy These Travels Down Memory Lane

July 10, 2013 14 comments

Most of the time, when we think about “travel”, we are out and about  — on road trips, flying across countries and continents, sailing the high seas or memorable rivers, riding the rails or even hiking on our own two feet. Sometimes we’re off on new adventures and sometimes we’re revisiting old haunts. Our bodies […]

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Travel Down Memory Lane

January 26, 2013 39 comments

Sometimes travel is not measured in miles (or kilometers). Sometimes travel is cerebral, the view absorbed by our mind’s eye. As an aging Baby Boomer, I find myself tripping down Memory Lane more and more often. Sometimes — like for Steve and me — it happens in an elevator. As we and our four bags […]

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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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Mexico (San Miguel de Allende) 1963

March 25, 2012 19 comments

This post is now part of a blog link up sponsored by Mary Jo Manzanares on her blog, Traveling with MJ. The theme is “Thankful” and she requested that we submit blog posts that explain why we are thankful to be able travel. This post explains the genesis of my wanderlust. My father no longer […]

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On the Wings of Man — From Philly to Hawaii

November 24, 2010 0 comments

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            [This post was written on November 9, 2010 when we flew to Hawaii.] It’s less than two months since we flew home from Japan and I again find myself composing a blog post at 35,000 feet on the second leg of a journey that is taking us from Philly […]

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