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 #298: Philadelphia is Pretty in the Snow Edition

January 9, 2017 26 comments

Rittenhouse Square Philadelphlia snow scene

(Zentangle is a meditative art form. If you want to read more about it, start here.) We finally had some real winter weather here in Philly complete with at least some measurable snow. It happened on Saturday, which meant most people could stay home and enjoy it. It was very pretty, inspiring me to brave […]

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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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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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Zentangle Diva’s Challenge #260 – Meet My Neighborhood Edition

March 21, 2016 25 comments

Philadelphia sunset

[Zentangle novices, start HERE.] This week, the Zentangle Diva challenged us to use the tangle, Shattuck, in a monotangle. Shattuck is one of my favorite tangles, so this week’s challenge was more relaxing than some of them are. I like to be pushed, to be challenged to expand my Zentangle horizons, but sometimes it’s also nice […]

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Zentangle Diva Challenge #252 – Blizzard of 2016 Edition

January 25, 2016 41 comments

Rittenhouse Square snowman.

[In the mood for some mind travel? Try Zentangle®.] I’m writing this two days after the Blizzard of 2016 dropped up to 31 inches of snow on the Mid-Atlantic states, the most densely populated part of the United States. It’s ironic that in my response to last week’s challenge, I indulged in complaining about the weather—because […]

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Zentangle Diva #237 – Pope, Fleas and Stencils (Oh My!) Edition

September 28, 2015 29 comments

Zentangle Inspired Art

[Are you new to the Zentangle method? Then, start HERE.] I admit I almost did not attempt today’s challenge by guest diva, Charlotte Carpentier, CZT. Charlotte’s challenge was for us to use a stencil as our string. Before I could even think about the challenge, we had to pack up to return to Philadelphia from […]

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Yo – You Should Visit Philadelphia During the Winter Holiday Season

December 2, 2014 59 comments

Updated for 2016-2017 When I was growing up in Philadelphia, especially even Philadelphians said things like: Did you hear about the contest? First prize is one week in Philadelphia. Second prize is two weeks in Philadelphia. That was then. Now I feel completely comfortable enthusiastically urging you to visit Philadelphia during the winter holiday season. By […]

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Montecristo (and His People) Visit Brigantine and Philadelphia

July 28, 2014 79 comments

road trip to Philadelphia

One of the unanticipated pleasures of declaring myself becoming a Baby Boomer travel blogger has been the chance to meet up with like minded, interesting on-line friends in real life, either in my home town of Philadelphia or during travels. Last June, when I traveled from Philadelphia to Ontario for a travel blogger conference, I […]

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