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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Baby Boomer Memory Lane – The Marriage of Our First Born

May 3, 2013 50 comments

[Edited on February 7, 2016] One of the rites of passage for many Baby Boomers these days is the marriage of our children. Our older son, Ben, married Andrea. Before their marriage, they were a couple for four years, including two years of co-habitation. This was not a hasty, spur of the moment wedding. They […]

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Baby Boomer Travel Induced Hypochondria

April 5, 2013 41 comments


As Boomeresque readers know, my husband, Steve, and I returned from a trip to Hawaii at the end of February. We live in Philadelphia, so despite the curious fact that the island state of Hawaii actually has roads that are denoted “Interstate” highways, this meant our trip involved about 24 hours in various airplanes to […]

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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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Lincoln — Boomeresque’s First Movie Review

February 7, 2013 25 comments

When time and/or money are scarce, one way Baby Boomers travel is at the movies. Sometimes, it’s time travel. Generally speaking, movies are not my preferred genre for entertainment; hence, I will not be offended if you are of the opinion that I have no business writing a movie review. My poor husband, Steve, indiscriminately […]

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Travel Down Memory Lane

January 26, 2013 39 comments

Sometimes travel is not measured in miles (or kilometers). Sometimes travel is cerebral, the view absorbed by our mind’s eye. As an aging Baby Boomer, I find myself tripping down Memory Lane more and more often. Sometimes — like for Steve and me — it happens in an elevator. As we and our four bags […]

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Solo (but Not So Low) at Brigantine Beach

August 21, 2012 34 comments

Life Saving Boat on Brigantine Beach

(updated September 2019) When Philadelphians talk about going “down tha’ shore”, they mean any of the beach towns from the southern tip of New Jersey (Cape May) north through Long Beach Island.  Any further north than that and you run the risk of entering a Seven Eleven and running into people wearing New York Giants […]

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Vienna Unwrapped

July 27, 2012 7 comments

Imperial Palace in Vienna, Austria

A visit to Vienna is still on my Baby Boomer travel bucket list, so I am happy to be able to share this guest post by Barbara Grüll-Cação, a native of Vienna who runs a travel site (Vienna Unwrapped) dedicated to sharing the wonders of her home city.  Viennese culture is rich, sophisticated and layered. The […]

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Baby Boomer Dublin Days

July 17, 2012 22 comments

After recovering from our overnight flight to Dublin, Ireland, we were ready to explore.  I invested in two guidebooks that were helpful in planning our Dublin sightseeing:  Rick Steve’s Ireland and Eyewitness Travel’s Top 10 Dublin. Of course, these were supplemented by other sources on the internet. I  also read  A Brief History of Ireland: Land, People, […]

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Tower of Babel

June 3, 2012 16 comments

No, not THAT Tower of Babel.  I’m referring to the one here in the lobby of the 3 star Absalon Hotel near the main Copenhagen train station in Denmark.  I am fortunate to be on a 25 day trip as a trailing spouse.  My physician-scientist husband (Steve) was invited to speak at three European conferences […]

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You Know You’re Boomeresque if…….

March 27, 2012 39 comments

You are not positive what a blog is. You know what “duck and cover” means and in elementary school you believed doing that would save you from a nuclear bomb.  Your lawyer, doctor and accountant are younger than you are. Your eighty-something year old mother thinks you’re a genius about computers and wireless communication, but […]

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