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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).

Philadelphia

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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Zentangle Diva Challenge #297 – Philadelphia Holiday Edition

December 12, 2016 16 comments

Holiday lights on Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia

I’ve been a bit of a stranger to the Zentangle Diva Challenge world for a few weeks. I did actually do the challenges, but I never got around to posting them on my blog. I’ll add them to my Zentangle Inspired Art Pinterest board if anyone is interested in checking them out. This week’s challenge […]

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Zentangle Diva Challenge #293 – Philadelphia Windows Edition

November 15, 2016 19 comments

(New to Zentangle, start here.) I’m very grateful I learned about Zentangle before Donald Trump became the president elect of the United States. It’s a place I can go when the real world just seems to be too much. This week, Laura Harms (the Zentangle Diva) asked us to use the tangle Keeko. Keeko is […]

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Five Reasons to Visit Philadelphia in the Fall

September 6, 2016 21 comments

Fall at Longwood Gardens

Philadelphia might not be the first fall travel destination that springs to mind, but I highly recommend my hometown as an excellent, engaging choice for a fall getaway. 5 Reasons to Pick Philadelphia as a Fall Travel Destination: 1. You Can Have the Nation’s Most Historic Square Mile Mostly to Yourself.  The spring and summer […]

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Zentangle Diva Challenge #274 – Happy 4th of July, Amerexit 1776 Edition

July 4, 2016 28 comments

The Zentangle Diva, Canadian Laura Harms, appropriately posted this week’s challenge from the United States where she and her family are on a road trip. July 1st was Canada Day and today is the Fourth of July, the day the American colonies declared independence from Great Britain in 1776. Hopefully, Brexit will go more smoothly […]

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Zentangle Diva Challenges 272 & 273 -Celebrate the 4th in Philly Edition –

June 28, 2016 16 comments

To those of you who noticed my absence from the Zentangle Diva’s challenge last week, thank you. 😉 Not to worry. I am in good health and still recovering from our big move to “The Cave”. Indeed, I’m sitting here at noon with every light in the apartment on. Granted it’s a dismal day weather-wise, […]

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Zentangle Diva’s Challenge #269 – Philadelphia’s Grand Dame Edition

May 24, 2016 23 comments

Brigantine Beach, New Jersey sunset

(If Zentangle is a new concept for you, start here.) This week the Zentangle Diva challenged us to use Ellish, a new official tangle (i.e. direct from the Zentangle Mother Ship). This is a fun one that uses the Holligbaugh technique of “drawing behind”. I added Akoya as a border tangle and also tried drawing […]

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The Hyatt at The Bellevue Hotel, Philadelphia’s Venerable Grand Dame

May 22, 2016 20 comments

Rose Garden Ballroom at the Hyatt at the Bellevue Hotel

If you’re a Philadelphian of a a certain age, you grew up somewhat in awe of Philadelphia’s Bellevue-Stratford Hotel, the” Grand Dame of Broad Street”. Opened in 1904 and constructed in the French Renaissance style, the Bellevue-Stratford Hotel, now the Hyatt at The Bellevue, remains a venerable reminder of Philly’s Gilded Age. The hotel is […]

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Weekly Challenge #264: “String Theory: String into Spring”

April 18, 2016 22 comments

Azalea blooming on Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia

[New to Zentangle? Start here.] OK, Mother Nature, cover your ears. Here in Philadelphia, it seems that spring might actually finally really have arrived. We’ve been on a weather roller coaster here in the northeastern United States. We had temperatures over 80 degrees in early March, before the official first day of spring, followed by […]

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