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 #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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Zentangle Diva Challenge #262 – Learning the Tangle Fassett, Etc.

April 4, 2016 14 comments

[If Zentangle®  is a new concept for you, and you want to know if it’s addictive, start HERE.] This being the first Monday of the new month, it’s Use My Tangle (UMT) week in Zentangle Diva land.  The Zentangle Diva challenged us to use the tangle Fassett by Lynn Mead. I enjoyed learning this one. Not […]

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Baby Boomers Hike Diamond Head in Honolulu, Hawaii

March 23, 2016 35 comments

Aerial view of the Diamond Head crater on Oahu, Hawaii

We live in the City of Brotherly Love (and Sisterly Affection), Rocky’s hometown of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I am positive that in this city of over 1,500,000 souls, quite a few of them have never visited our most iconic landmark, the Liberty Bell. When you live somewhere, you figure you’ll get around to visiting the important […]

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Zentangle Diva Challenge #258 – Travel Fatigue Edition

March 8, 2016 19 comments

The Zentangle Diva, Laura Harms, posted a brief note Monday morning, explaining that the Monday challenge would be delayed until Tuesday as she was exhausted from her trip returning to Saskatoon from Ottawa. Like the United States, Canada is a big country, stretching “from sea to shining sea” and Saskatoon is 2367 kilometers (1471 miles) […]

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Aloha – A New Hawaii Inspired Boomeresque Tangle

March 7, 2016 18 comments

In my response to the Zentangle Diva’s challenge number 257, I used a tangle inspired by a pattern I saw on a recent trip to Hawaii. Several people who commented on my blog post suggested/requested that I do the step outs for the pattern. Since the wishes of my faithful readers are my command, here […]

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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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Zentangle Diva Challenges ##256 and 257 – Catching Up After a Trip to Hawaii Edition

February 29, 2016 25 comments

[If Zentangle is a new concept for you, I’d suggest starting with this post, explaining the Zentangle method and copping to my Zentangle addiction.] I missed posting my response to a Zentangle Diva’s weekly challenge for the first time last week. In my defense, we were traveling in Hawaii (the islands of Maui and Oahu), […]

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Zentangle Diva Challenge #255 – Aloha Maui Edition

February 21, 2016 19 comments

View from the Hyatt Regency Resort and Spa, Maui, Hawaii with the island of Lanai in the distance

[If you need an introduction to Zentangle, start here.] On Monday, I looked in vain for the usual Monday Zentangle Diva’s challenge, but this week’s challenge was posted on Tuesday because Monday was a holiday (Family Day) in Saskatchewan, Canada. It was also a holiday in the United States (President’s Day) and a loooong travel […]

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A Boomeresque Book Review: Chocolatour – A Quest for the World’s Best Chocolate (Volume One) by Doreen Pendgracs

June 25, 2014 45 comments

Book review of Chocolatour: The Quest for the World's Best Chocolate

This first volume of a projected three has convinced me that travel writer Doreen Pendgracs is the “Rick Steves” of chocolate tourism. Like Steves’ books, this volume not only takes us to places, but also provides historical context and information necessary for an in depth understanding of chocolate. Pendgracs’ passion for and appreciation of chocolate […]

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Hawaii Quilt Guild Show: E Ho’onanea I Ka Mili Kapa

April 7, 2014 81 comments

Pineapple Quilt at the Hawaii Quilt Guild Show

(Updated on March 27, 2015). E Ho’ononea I Ka Mili Kapa Got that? I didn’t think so. It was the theme of the 2014 quilt exhibit by The Hawaii Quilt Guild at the Honolulu Museum of Art School. The translation from Hawaiian is “Come and Be Soothed by the Quilting”. After some unpleasantness regarding my health, I was […]

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