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 #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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Zentangle Diva Challenge #289 – “Ahoy Thar” Edition

October 18, 2016 16 comments

Once again I was MIA for another week. This is becoming a disturbing unfortunate habit. I’m going to blame it on watching too much TV coverage of the United States’ election and thus becoming paralyzed with depression. (That’s my story and I’m sticking to it. After November 8th, I’ll have to come up with another […]

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A One Day Visit to Maritime Greenwich (London) England, A UNESCO World Heritage Site

October 13, 2016 23 comments

Ship in a bottle, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich England

It wasn’t until my fifth visit to London that I finally made it to the Royal Borough of Greenwich, one of 33 local authority districts within Greater London. When Mr. Excitement was invited to attend a speakers’ dinner hosted by the European Respiratory Society in the Painted Hall of the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich (along with at […]

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Zentangle Diva Challenge #286 – Back from England & Iceland Edition

September 26, 2016 25 comments

Zentangle Diva Challenge Straight Lines

For the first time since I started doing the Zentangle Diva’s weekly challenges some time in 2014, I missed several weeks in a row. No excuses. I left my summer digs in Brigantine, New Jersey on August 29th and left for two weeks in England and Iceland two days later, but I’ve participated in weekly […]

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Zentangle Diva’s Challenges ##275 and 276 – Back in the USA from Scotland and England Edition

May 11, 2016 25 comments

Domed ceiling over the central staircase in the Birmingham, England Town Council Building.

(New to Zentangle? Start here.) I missed posting my response to last week’s challenge. My excuse—I was too busy visiting people in England. My real excuse, I found the tangle Crux difficult to master — and “master” is probably too strong a description for what I eventually accomplished even with the coaching of Margaret Blank—Magibee […]

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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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Sail Away with P&O Cruises

August 26, 2013 0 comments

Mr. Excitement and I enjoy leaving the “driving” to a cruise ship captain on occasion, but we have never taken a cruise that departed from a European port. Therefore, I am pleased to be able to share this guest post by Catherine Lavinia who hails from the United Kingdom and has written this article about […]

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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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Ghost Haunts in the United Kingdom: York, Stratford-Upon-Avon and Pluckley

July 15, 2013 0 comments

(Boo! This is a guest post by Catherine Lavinia.) You don’t have to wait until Halloween to enjoy an evening of the macabre while visiting the United Kingdom.  The UK is full of spooky delights for you to choose from. Up and down the country, you can spend a bloodcurdling weekend walking along cobbled streets […]

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

July 10, 2013 34 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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