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 #237 – Patterns on the Iberian Peninsula Edition

July 31, 2017 19 comments

Moorish tiles from the sinagogue in Cordoba, Spain

This week’s Zentangle Diva challenge is by guest Diva, Henrike Bratz, CZT. Henrike hails from Germany, reflecting the international scope of the Zentangle community. Continuing the international theme, Henrike’s challenge is based on her fascination with the beautiful Portuguese tiles she saw while visiting Lisbon, Portugal. Henrike deconstructed some of the patterns she saw on […]

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The Way – A Boomeresque Movie Review about Walking the Camino de Santiago

August 23, 2016 33 comments

Scallop shell symbol of the Camino de Santiago

I have secretly  started my campaign to convince Mr. Excitement that we should walk the Camino de Santiago. (Please don’t tell him).In 2002, much to my surprise, he agreed go on a four day guided hike on the Milford Track in Fiordland National Park on the South Island of New Zealand. The hike was 55.3 […]

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Zentangle® Diva Challenge #281 – Walk-ING the Camino de Santiago Edition

August 23, 2016 17 comments

Zentangle Diva Challenge #281 ING

This week, the Zentangle Diva, Laura Harms, challenged us to use the tangle ING in a composition. ING is an official tangle from the Zentangle mother ship. This challenge floated over from cyberspace at the same time I was diligently writing another post, a movie review of the 2011 film, The Way, about walking the Camino […]

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Hindsight – A Somewhat Self Indulgent Look Back on 2015 Travels

January 5, 2016 19 comments

Zentangle Inspired Art Peace Bird

Actually, this look back is probably more like full on self indulgent, partly so I will be able to remember the pretty good year that just passed and partly for the few people who bemoan the loss of our my yearly newsletter that was tucked into the snail mail holiday cards I used to send. We […]

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Zentangle Diva Challenge #247 – Boomeresque visits Cordoba, Spain

December 7, 2015 18 comments

Headboard, Las Casas de la Juderia Hotel, Cordoba, Spain

[If you want to know more about this Zentangle thing, start HERE.] I worked on this week’s Diva challenge during what was supposed to be rest time after our walking tour of the old section of Cordoba, a city in the province of Andalucia in southern Spain. (Meanwhile, Mr. Excitement was excited to be taking an […]

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Zentangle Diva Challenge #246 – Hola Madrid, Spain Edition

December 2, 2015 17 comments

I have a good excuse for being late to this week’s Diva challenge. We spent Monday traveling to Madrid, Spain. Flights from the east coast of the United States to western Europe leave in the evening, but are only about 7 hours long, so we arrived in Madrid Tuesday morning at what would have been about […]

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An Introduction to the Wine Regions of Spain

July 23, 2015 17 comments

main cathedral in Salamanca, Spain.

I admit that on my last trip to Spain, I pretty much just drank sangria (and ate ice cream) which means other than the fact that it was red, I had no idea what wine I was drinking. On my next trip to Spain, I hope to be a little more sophisticated, so I’ve done some […]

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Artisanal Ice Cream – A Visit to La Ibense in Salou on the Costa Daurada in the Catalunya (Catalonia) Region of Spain

June 22, 2015 29 comments

Ice Cream is Happiness Condensed

It’s not only about ham in Spain—although heaven knows, they do like love their ham there. When I visited Salou, a sea side resort town on the Costa Daurada (Costa Dorada in Spanish; Gold Coast) in the Catalunya (Catalonia) region of Spain, it was all about ice cream. (Yes! High five AND a fist bump). Confession: […]

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Zentangle Diva’s Challenge #220 – All Boxed Up – Hopeless Perfectionist Edition

June 1, 2015 36 comments

Zentangle Diva Challenge #220

[ If you’re wondering what this Zentangle thing is, start here. ] This week, the Zentangle Diva challenged us to use the tangle All Boxed Up by Alice Hendon, CZT (Certified Zentangle Teacher).    My first thought was, “Piece of cake. A great border tangle.” And then I got started on my tile. I quickly realized that […]

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Baby Boomer Ibiza Holidays – Not Just For Hard Partying Millennials

May 21, 2015 0 comments

City of Ibiza World Heritage Site

Visitors to Spain seeking warmth, beaches and even history and culture, do not have to confine themselves to the mainland. From the United Kingdom and from other cities in Europe, you can not only book flights directly to Spain and her mainland cities, but also directly to Ibiza, one of the Mediterranean Balearic Islands off […]

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