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Handel’s Messiah – Philadelphia Orchestra Style

December 25, 2013 36 comments

Verizon Hall Stage, Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

When our nearly thirty year old son was nine, he was accepted into the “special” choir at his elementary school. Although he was usually a child who had to be pried from his bed every morning, on choir days, he cheerfully almost cheerfully got himself up early for the before school rehearsals. In an effort to […]

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Philadelphia Phriday – Wissahickon Valley Park

October 26, 2013 44 comments

Waterfall in Wissahickon Creek, Philadelphia

Many Boomeresque readers know that before I was a travel blogger, I was (and still am, sometimes), a Boomer, Esq. — that is, an attorney of a certain age. Confession: I didn’t love law school. Supreme Court Justice Joseph Story famously said:  “The law is a jealous mistress and requires a long and constant courtship”. (Well, […]

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Boomeresque Visits the Pennsylvania Guild Fine Craft Fair on Philadelphia’s Rittenhouse Square

October 14, 2013 26 comments

Quilt Exhibit at Pennsylvania Guild Fine Crafts Fair, Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia

2017 update: The Pennsylvania Guild Fine Craft Fair will take place on Friday, October 13th – Sunday, May 15th, 2017 (i.e. this weekend!) on Rittenhouse Square in Center City Philadelphia. Come on down! Here’s my review of the fair from 2013. On Sunday, the approximately 140 exhibitors at the Pennsylvania Guild Fine Craft Fair must […]

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Philadelphia Phriday — Just Breathe: Welcoming the American Thoracic Society to the City of Brotherly Love (and Sisterly Affection)

May 18, 2013 12 comments

As regular Boomeresque readers may have divined by now (even the ones to whom I’m not related), my husband, Steve, is a pulmonologist lung doctor. Searching your brain vault for 7th grade biology factoids, you probably remember that the lungs are in the thorax. Therefore, the national professional association for people who have something to do […]

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Philadelphia Phriday – Pennsylvania Guild Fine Craft Fair, Rittenhouse Square

May 10, 2013 29 comments

Carol Heisler (Quilt Artist), Lorac Designs, East Norriton, PA

May 2016 update: The Pennsylvania Guild Fine Craft Fair will take place on May 13-15th 2016 (i.e. this weekend!) on Rittenhouse Square in Center City Philadelphia. Saturday afternoon and Sunday look to be the best days weather-wise. Come on down! Here’s my review of the first Pennsylvania Guild Fine Craft Fair held on Rittenhouse Square […]

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Philadelphia Phriday – Parc Brasserie, A Bit of Paris on Rittenhouse Square

April 19, 2013 49 comments

Ferrari outside Parc Restaurant, Philadelphia, Rittenhouse Square

We have a First World problem at our apartment. Our refrigerator is broken. The repair guy came out, ordered a part and declared it fixed — except it wasn’t. He came back today and is ordering another part. I figure if he just keeps replacing parts, eventually, we’ll essentially have a new refrigerator; and hopefully, […]

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Philadelphia (Good) Phriday — Bach’s Saint Matthew Passion at the Kimmel Center

March 29, 2013 29 comments

My beloved (Mr. Excitement) is not a huge fan of classical choral music. So, last night while he supped with some science peeps, I treated myself to a ticket for a performance of the Saint Matthew Passion by J.S. Bach performed by the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Westminster choir and the American Boychoir, in the opening […]

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Philadelphia Phriday* — Philadelphia’s Reading Terminal Market

March 24, 2013 45 comments

Reading Terminal Market sign in Philadelphia

It’s probably no secret that Philadelphia has a little bit of an inferiority complex. Wedged between New York City and Washington, D.C. on the I-95 corridor, sometimes we are just not feeling the love. However, we recently had our collective ego massaged a tab when Mark Bittman, food writer for the New York Times Magazine, […]

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Philadelphia Phriday – Rittenhouse Square

March 9, 2013 80 comments

William Penn’s 1683 Map of Philadelphia (Red Arrow Points to Southwest Square, Now Rittenhouse Square) It’s no accident that I picked Rittenhouse Square for my first post about a Philadelphia neighborhood. Since 2010, it has been the focus of our urban lives. When we became empty nesters, I decided to downsize.I sold our “this old house” […]

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The Philadelphia Flower Show, A Harbinger of Spring, March 2 – 10, 2013

March 3, 2013 7 comments


By the beginning of March, most people residing above approximately 37 degrees north latitude have about had it with Old Man Winter. In my hometown of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, that’s when the Philadelphia Flower Show opens to rescue us from our winter blahs. Since I can remember (i.e. a long time), the annual Philadelphia Flower Show […]

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