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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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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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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Plan a Palm Springs, California, Winter Escape

December 13, 2017 3 comments

Palm Springs, California from Palm Canyon

December is when I start thinking about my February “get me outta here” winter escape to somewhere warm from frigid Philadelphia. One option is sunny southern California. For those looking for a more homey alternative to a hotel stay for their winter getaway, one possibility is Palm Springs vacation rentals. As the wind chill hovers at 19 […]

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Zentangle Diva Challenge #335 – Back in Beantown Edition

October 2, 2017 14 comments

Suzanne Fluhr writing a brief

If Zentangle is a new concept for you, start here.  Note: “Beantown” is an affectionate nickname for Boston, apparently coined by travelers who enjoy beans baked in molasses during their Boston visits.  This week’s Zentangle Diva Challenge post comes to you from Cambridge, Massachusetts, a city adjacent to Boston where I am visiting my sisters-in-law. […]

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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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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 #324 – New York, NY Edition

July 14, 2017 12 comments

Skyscrapers of Lower Manhattan from the Brooklyn Waterfront, New York City

I’m a little late to this week’s challenge because I spent last weekend in New York City, a/k/a the Big Apple, Gotham, the city that never sleeps. (That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.) When I finally put my micron felt tip pens and pencils to paper, I found that I still am obsessed […]

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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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Zentangle Diva Challenge #310 – Washington, D.C., (“Frunky Town”) USA Edition

April 3, 2017 13 comments

United States Capitol Building

(Never heard of Zentangle, start here.) Before anyone sends me an annoyed email pointing out that the correct name of the song is “Funkytown“, my use of “Frunky” is a reference to the name of the tangle (pattern) the Zentangle Diva challenged us to use this week. “Frunky” was deconstructed and shared by Katharina Königsbauer-Kolb, all […]

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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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