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

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 27 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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Zentangle Diva Challenge #325 – More Brigantine Flowers Edition

July 20, 2017 12 comments

Brigantine Flower

If you’re wondering what this Zentangle thing is, you should start here. Jessica Davies was our guest Zentangle Diva again this week. She forced us to eat lima beans asked us to produce a tile using another “Mother Ship” tangle by Molly Hollibaugh, namely Peanuckle. I’m not gonna lie because I don’t want to be […]

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Museum of the American Revolution – Philadelphia Beyond the Liberty Bell

July 16, 2017 31 comments

Diorama from the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia

Those visiting Philadelphia to steep themselves in the early history of the United States will find the Museum of the American Revolution to be a worthy addition to “America’s most historic square mile”. I’m a life long Philadelphian and an unashamed history geek. When I was growing up, an immersive dive into the history of […]

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Zentangle Diva Challenge #233 – Happy Birthday USA Edition

July 5, 2017 16 comments

Fourth of July Fireworks

Not sure what this Zentangle® thing is? You can read more about it here. This week the Zentangle Diva challenged us to share a composition that reflects our home. The tile she shared featured the Canadian Maple Leaf. The fact that we celebrated July 4th had me thinking of my national home. The Fourth of July […]

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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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