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).

The Pirates Den, A Year-Round Brigantine, New Jersey Restaurant Tradition

August 25, 2019 11 comments

Blackboard specials at the Pirates Den, Brigantine, NJ

In September of 2006, when we made our first ever visit to Brigantine, New Jersey on a barrier island just north of Atlantic City, a local resident recommended we eat at the Pirates Den restaurant. We have been repeat visitors at the Pirates Den several times each year since then. Note to my Myriad Grammar […]

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Hump Day Zentangle® Challenge #10 – Stuff Happens & Tangle Your “Chop” Edition

August 21, 2019 5 comments

Stuff Happens It’s still Wednesday (Hump Day) in my neck of the global woods, but I apologize for the fact that this week’s challenge will be published later than intended. I wish I could be as focused as Mr. Excitement and finish projects before they’re actually due, but after 37 years of being married to […]

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Hump Day Zentangle® Challenge #9 – Listen to the Music Edition

August 14, 2019 3 comments

Hump Day Zentangle Challenge #9

There are certain things that seem to be hard-wired in human beings. Every culture has a myth of creation. We want to know where we come from, how we got here. And, every culture has music. Often, we combine the two. Not surprisingly, religiously inspired music is some of the most moving. Our search for […]

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Hump Day Zentangle® Challenge #8 – Tangle Choice Day Edition

August 7, 2019 4 comments

Windmill Zentangle tangle

Today is the first Wednesday in August. August!?! Seriously? July, we hardly knew ya’ and here we are 7 days into August. They say the passage of time seems to speed up as we age because each passing day (and hour) is a smaller percentage of our lives. As someone who is no longer asked […]

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HUMP DAY (WEDNESDAY) ZENTANGLE® CHALLENGE #7: Mosaic Edition

July 31, 2019 8 comments

Zentangle Inspired Art mosaic, colored tiles

Tangential Thinking  I won’t be too offended if you want to skip down to the first red subheading and get right to this week’s Hump Day Zentangle Challenge. OTOH, friends and family who like to keep track of the tangled (pun intended) recesses of my mind—read on. I admit I thought today was August 1st, […]

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HUMP DAY (WEDNESDAY) ZENTANGLE® CHALLENGE #6: Hotter Than H-ll Edition

July 24, 2019 2 comments

Tangled Zentangle Tile using N'zeppel as a string

Much of the United States, and indeed, the northern hemisphere in general, sizzled last week through the weekend. After a stormy night, the extreme heat finally broke. Dino (our ancient cockapoo) and I have been pretty much confined indoors as we enjoy a rainy, cool-ish day “down the shore” in Brigantine, New Jersey. However, we’re […]

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HUMP DAY (WEDNESDAY) ZENTANGLE® CHALLENGE #5: How Does Your Garden Grow? Edition

July 17, 2019 3 comments

Zentangle organic tangles in color

Disclosure: I am hopeless at keeping plant life alive. Before I was an almost recovered lawyer (i.e. when I was a more than full time lawyer), Mr. Excitement and I realized that our home was a living example of Darwin’s Theory of Evolution. Any living thing that could survive with the amount of care we […]

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Hump Day (Wednesday) Zentangle® Challenge #4: Perspective Edition

July 10, 2019 3 comments

http://tanglepatterns.com/zentangles/zentangle-terminology

  I’m dedicating this week’s Hump Day Zentangle Challenge #4: Perspective Edition to Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT) Kelly Barone and her son, Travis. Since becoming a CZT myself at the Providence Seminar #18 in 2015, I realized I joined an immensely supportive community that shares not just our artwork, but also our joys and sorrows. […]

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Hump Day (Wednesday) Zentangle® Challenge #3 – Tangle Choice Day Edition

July 3, 2019 7 comments

You know how we try to teach our children not to leave things til the last minute. I had to tell our sons: Do as I say, not as I do. Emulate your father, that guy over there focusing like a laser beam on his work. Unlike Mr. Excitement, I do my best work with […]

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Hump Day (Wednesday) Zentangle® Challenge #2 – Independence Day Edition

June 26, 2019 3 comments

Zentangle fireworks

Based on feedback I received from my first Friday Zentangle challenge last week, I’m changing our Zentangle challenge day to “Hump Day” a/k/a Wednesday. At about noon Sometime on Wednesdays, most workers realize they have finished half the work week and are thus over the proverbial “hump”. What better way to celebrate the workweek being […]

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