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).

Personal Essays

It’s Official! TripAdvisor Thinks We’re Exciting Baby Boomer Travelers

February 29, 2016 28 comments

TripAdvisor logo

I admit to more than a little satisfaction when I learned that Boomeresque was named by the Trip Advisor vacation rentals blog as one of the 20 Baby Boomer Travel Bloggers Having More Fun than Millennials. This is because our son and many of his friends are millennial travel bloggers and they write about how wonderful […]

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In the Grand Scheme of Things

December 27, 2014 57 comments

Honolulu hawaii Hibiscus

The English language is particularly rich in idioms. One I find myself using more often as I pass one milestone birthday after another (most recently the Big 6-Oh), is “the grand scheme of things”. It is difficult to define “the grand scheme of things” precisely. What we learn is that certain things are more or […]

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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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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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“If You Want to Make God Laugh, Tell Him about Your Plans” — Carpe Diem Edition

May 4, 2014 93 comments

Carpe Diem

If you’re a Baby Boomer, you’ve been on this planet long enough to probably concur with the statement: “Life is a trip”. I recently celebrated a milestone birthday. As I suspect it has for many, this occasioned a good deal of reflection on my life so far and my hopes and expectations for the future. […]

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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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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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Traveling through History

August 22, 2013 25 comments

My most recent blog post was a light hearted ode to lawn ornaments in Brigantine, N.J. Even though I have been accused of being a very serious Baby Boomer (i.e. boring, but reliable), I try to add at least a little levity to my travel pieces and other posts. However, some things are just not […]

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Baby Boomer Memory Lane – The Marriage of Our First Born

May 3, 2013 50 comments

[Edited on February 7, 2016] One of the rites of passage for many Baby Boomers these days is the marriage of our children. Our older son, Ben, married Andrea. Before their marriage, they were a couple for four years, including two years of co-habitation. This was not a hasty, spur of the moment wedding. They […]

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Baby Boomer Travel Induced Hypochondria

April 5, 2013 41 comments

Ibuprofen

As Boomeresque readers know, my husband, Steve, and I returned from a trip to Hawaii at the end of February. We live in Philadelphia, so despite the curious fact that the island state of Hawaii actually has roads that are denoted “Interstate” highways, this meant our trip involved about 24 hours in various airplanes to […]

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