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).

Philadelphia

Hump Day Zentangle® Challenge #19 – Philly Fall Edition

November 7, 2019 4 comments

Hump Day Zentangle Challenge

Two weeks ago we were reveling in spring flowers in Australia. Fast forward 9,864 miles (15,875 kilometers) and we’re ensconced back in a Philly fall (autumn) on the east coast of the United States. We live in Center City Philadelphia. I haven’t been all that impressed by the fall foliage colors this year — a […]

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You’re Invited! 3 Reasons to Celebrate July 4th in Philadelphia

May 24, 2019 17 comments

Philadelphia Fireworks

Many countries around the world celebrate the day they became independent from their colonial overlords. Here in the United States, our big deal Independence Day celebration occurs on July 4th. Independence Day is a super duper really big deal in my home town, Philadelphia. After all, Philadelphia is where the “we’re really doing this”, declaration […]

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Zentangle Diva Challenge #276 – Fall Snow on Philadelphia’s Rittenhouse Square Edition

November 15, 2018 15 comments

Lion statue in Rittenhouse Square.

If you’re new to the Zentangle method, you should start here.  If you only want to see beautiful photos of the snow on Rittenhouse Square, you can scroll down. Otherwise, let’s get right to this week’s  Zentangle Diva challenge which was to use 2 semi-circles as the string for our tile. Laura (the Diva) also […]

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A Visit to Doylestown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania and the Mercer Mile

November 1, 2018 24 comments

Mercer Museum, Doylestown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

Mr. Excitement and I are baby boomers on the far side of the Big Six Oh, but taking off 2 days for a mid-week visit to Bucks County, Pennsylvania, starting in Doylestown, still felt like skipping school, a guilty pleasure. (Note: I’m pretty sure I never actually skipped school because I was THAT scared exciting.) Bucks […]

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Zentangle Diva Challenge #371 – Back in Philadelphia Edition

October 12, 2018 8 comments

Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia

Last weekend, I officially moved myself from our summer beach place in Brigantine, New Jersey, back to the City of Brotherly Love (and Sisterly Affection), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. You know you’re back in Philly when a 19th century Rittenhouse Square  townhouse is festooned with one American flag and 2 Eagles Nation flags. (For non-USAers, the Eagles are […]

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The “New” Barnes Foundation Museum – Philadelphia Beyond the Liberty Bell

May 14, 2018 10 comments

The new Barnes Foundation museum housing the Barnes collection in Philadelphia

When you live somewhere, sometimes it takes awhile for you to visit a local landmark. I wonder how many Philadelphians have never visited the Liberty Bell. It took me 4 years to get to the “new’ Barnes Foundation Museum in Center City Philadelphia, within walking distance of our Rittenhouse Square apartment. In 2010, we moved […]

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Zentangle Diva Challenge #357 – Longing for Real Spring

March 26, 2018 21 comments

Rittenhouse Square snow scene in Philadelphia march 2018

In her challenge this week, the Zentangle Diva, Laura Harms, lamented that notwithstanding the date on the calendar, spring didn’t seem close to springing in Saskatoon, Canada where she lives. I was uncharitably rolling my eyes and thinking, “Canada, Duh”, until I was shivering while walking the dog here in Philadelphia, a good number of […]

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Colonial City in Context: A Context Travel Walking Tour of Old Philadelphia

December 20, 2017 29 comments

Christ Church, Philadelphia

Disclosure: My Context Travel Philadelphia walking tour was complimentary with the understanding that I am free to base my report on my own honest observations and opinions. Having enjoyed Context Travel walking tours in Rome, Italy; Edinburgh, Scotland; and Mexico City, I jumped at the chance to do my fourth Context Travel walking tour in […]

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Zentangle Diva Challenge #336 – Please Make It Stop Edition

October 11, 2017 14 comments

Delancey Place flower boxes near Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia

Laura Harms, the Zentangle Diva, gave us a little break this week by challenging us to produce a monotangle tile using Striping, a very intuitive tangle, demanding little concentration. Thus, one should be able to achieve quite a Zen state while doing this week’s challenge. Unfortunately, if you live in North America (or are friends […]

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Zentangle Diva Challenge 332 – Not Forgetting Edition

September 11, 2017 16 comments

Twin Towers Tangle Zentangle Diva Challenge #332

She’s baaaaacckk! Laura Harms, the Zentangle Diva, is back from devoting herself to quality family time over the summer. Laura even went camping, like, you know, sleeping in a tent—in Canada (well, I assume it was in Canada. Canadians are mostly staying in Canada these days instead of vacationing in the United States because they […]

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