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Guttentag! 1st stop – Frankfurt!

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After 2+ years of planning, we’re on our way to India

More than two years ago, we started thinking about a big trip to India. While the details and dates changed over time, the general outline was that we would time the trip to coincide with the extended David family in … Continue reading

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Found an old photo of the kids and their Dubai cousins

Going through my iPad and I found this photo they took a few years ago when my wife’s cousin & family came to visit the States. They will get to hang out again next week. I hope they’re looking forward … Continue reading

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Trying out my new Nikon 35 mm lens, WD My Passport Wireless SSD, and Adobe Lightroom for iOS

For the upcoming India trip, I wanted to get some additional photography gear. For one thing, I’ve had my eye on a 35 mm fast prime lens for street photography and headshots. I’ve been using a 50 mm prime lens … Continue reading

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The spring and summer of Broadway shows

Namita has been on a lucky streak this summer. For some time now, she’s been playing these mobile app-based lotteries daily to perchance win discounted tickets to see various musicals on Broadway. Last year, she won two different pairs of … Continue reading

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With the kids away, the adults went out to play… and watch The Farewell (2019)

Last Sunday with both of the kids away for a week at their respective summer camps, we had some free time to ourselves. We wanted to watch The Farewell (2019), starring Awkwafina. Oddly enough, the film isn’t playing anywhere near … Continue reading

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July 4th Fireworks…. Take 2!

I mentioned that we missed out on seeing the July 4th fireworks (on the actual July 4th) in Jersey City. It turns out our township’s planned fireworks display got postponed due to the weather forecast not looking promising. It was … Continue reading

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Our extended July 4th weekend in NYC

Well, it’s been quite a busy year so far, and the Ipes collectively agreed that we needed at least a short vacation or time away. Why? How so? The kids graduated from their respective schools and are now heading off … Continue reading

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Toasty is in time out

He knows what he did. He can come out when he’s reflected on his behavior

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Spider-Man: Far From Home

While we were out and about during our extended July 4th weekend in New York, we made plans to watch the new Marvel-Sony Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) film after hanging out in Greenwich Village. Since we knew it was … Continue reading

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