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).

Baby Boomers

AARP Member Discounts – A 50th Birthday Present

May 16, 2015 50 comments

Because sometimes you need a rainbow, butterfly, unicorn kitten

Like many Baby Boomers, I was a little taken aback around my 50th birthday when I received my invitation to join AARP (formerly known as the American Association for Retired Persons). However, I soon realized that eligibility for AARP membership did not mean I was old retired. Consistent with Mr. Excitement’s sometimes annoying philosophy that life’s […]

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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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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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Brigantine, New Jersey — Where Lawn Ornaments Go To Die

August 14, 2013 68 comments

We raised our sons in a leafy green suburb of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The houses had lawns, but no lawn ornaments, except for perhaps dueling candidate signs during elections. In the arc of my Baby Boomer life, I’m not sure exactly when I stopped seeing politically incorrect and/or cheesy statues on people’s front lawns, but it […]

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Philadelphia Phriday – Rittenhouse Square

March 9, 2013 62 comments

William Penn’s 1683 Map of Philadelphia (Red Arrow Points to Southwest Square, Now Rittenhouse Square) It’s no accident that I picked Rittenhouse Square for my first post about a Philadelphia neighborhood. Since 2010, it has been the focus of our urban lives. When we became empty nesters, I decided to downsize.I sold our “this old house” […]

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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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The “Wrong” Side

July 30, 2012 32 comments

Our Irish rental car, our Nissan Tiida

Baby Boomers are the mostly likely demographic to have the financial wherewithal to pay for escorted travel.  The advantage is that you can arrange to travel in a small group with professional guides who have vetted hotels and restaurants and who can add value to your sightseeing experiences.  Another advantage is that you leave the driving […]

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