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).

Gardens in New Jersey, the Garden State

June 18, 2017 13 comments

I used to be one of those people who rolled their eyes when I heard New Jersey referred to as the Garden State. Really? New Jersey? Gardens? Growing up, my exposure to New Jersey was pretty much limited to rides up the New Jersey Turnpike to visit my grandparents in Brooklyn, New York. This trip involved […]

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Zentangle Diva Challenge #318 – Brigantine Beach Diptych Edition

June 1, 2017 9 comments

Zentangle diptych 3

Zentangle is a meditative art form. You can read more about it here. This week, the Zentangle Diva, Laura Harms, challenged us to do a diptych. A dip-what? (I’m having trouble with words today. I don’t know what “covfefe” means either.) Actually, my brain managed to resurrect memories from my university Art History 101 course. […]

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A Women’s Journey to Kenya with Linda Higdon

May 29, 2017 6 comments

Linda Higdon on a Womens Journey to Kenya

I recently returned from Milwaukee, Wisconsin and my first Women in Travel Summit conference organized by Wanderful, “an international sisterhood of women who support one another — before, during and after travel.” The conference brought together a lively, diverse (age, race and ethnicity) group of women travel writers and bloggers, along with destination and resource […]

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Zentangle Diva Challenge #317 – Stand with England Edition

May 27, 2017 21 comments

I realize it’s kind of very late in the week to be posting my response to this week’s Zentangle Diva’s challenge which was to use a photo as a string and tangle around it. This week’s challenge was posted the morning after the horrific suicide bombing of a Manchester, England arena just as a concert filled with […]

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How Old Am I In Dog Years? – A Boomeresque Book Review

May 11, 2017 2 comments

The tag line for the book How Old Am I In Dog Years by Susan Goldfein is: “and other thoughts about life from the far side of the hill”. Given our shared demographic as women of a certain age (or thereabouts), when I was offered a review copy of this book of essays it seemed likely it […]

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Zentangle Diva Challenge #310 – Washington, D.C., (“Frunky Town”) USA Edition

April 3, 2017 13 comments

United States Capitol Building

(Never heard of Zentangle, start here.) Before anyone sends me an annoyed email pointing out that the correct name of the song is “Funkytown“, my use of “Frunky” is a reference to the name of the tangle (pattern) the Zentangle Diva challenged us to use this week. “Frunky” was deconstructed and shared by Katharina Königsbauer-Kolb, all […]

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Zentangle Diva Challenge #309 — OCD Edition

March 28, 2017 29 comments

(Zentangle? Who? What? Start here.) This week, the Zentangle Diva challenged us to use a new tangle from the Mother Ship, in other words, an “official” tangle, called Noom. I know I have a few, mostly controlled, perfectionist tendencies and Noom brought them to the fore. Some people just share their first attempt at the […]

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Zentangle Diva Challenge #307 — From Hawaii and Mexico to a Blizzard Edition???

March 13, 2017 17 comments

(If Zentangle is a new concept for you, start here.) I was feeling a big smug, thinking that Mr. Excitement and I had managed to escape what I was sure would have been the worst of Philadelphia’s winter by escaping leaving for a month from January 22nd until February 21st. We started with a week in Honolulu, […]

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Romantic Escapes

January 24, 2017 17 comments

February has many people thinking about romance. Young lovers may find themselves feeling romantic pretty much all the time, but for those of us who are older in more mature relationships, it’s often the approach of Valentine’s Day or an anniversary that reminds us to reconnect with our loves in some way other than a […]

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Zentangle Diva Challenge #299 – Hawaii Bound Edition

January 16, 2017 28 comments

Pacific Ocean off Honolulu, Hawaii

I have to admit, this hasn’t been a very trying winter here in the Delaware Valley (Philadelphia and environs). We’ve had only real snow of 3-5 inches and within days it was 65 degrees. Still, it’s darker and grayer, and I can feel Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)  starting to rear its ugly head. Consequently, I’m […]

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