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My reflections on 2017 and what lies ahead for us in 2018

If you thought the U.S. Presidential election made 2016 exhausting, 2017 was like a dumpster fire politically. Ah well. There is so much that I want to comment on, especially the level of vitriol, repressed racist beliefs, etc bubbling under … Continue reading

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In Midtown for training… for nearly a whole week!

It wasn’t easy, and it took some effort, but I got approved for 4 days of technology-related classroom training on advanced persistent threats through Learning Tree. I spent four days Dec 19-22 taking the train from home to NY Penn … Continue reading

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Rise Against Hunger Lock-In

On Friday Dec 15th, Josh and I participated in the Rise Against Hunger Lock-In at the Episcopal cathedral down in Trenton. It was a long week at work, and I had just pulled a an all nighter Thursday night. It … Continue reading

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Our new Klipsch Reference R-26F speakers have arrived

After waiting an interminable… 10 days (that doesn’t sound that bad), the new front speakers arrived. Wow they’re big. I unpacked them Tuesday evening, connected all of the wiring (including using banana plugs for the first time), and hooked them … Continue reading

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An impromptu Wednesday night on Broadway to see Dear Evan Hansen

Although the Ipes maintain a well-curated family calendar, we do appreciate a little spontaneity now and then. Late Wednesday afternoon, Namita found two orchestra seats for the 8 pm performance of Dear Evan Hansen over at the Music Box Theateron … Continue reading

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Our new Sony A/V receiver and Klipsch subwoofer arrived this week

I have some major/minor updates to share. I picked up the new Sony A/V receiver from Best Buy last Sunday. Although I have unpacked it, there was not much to do except stare at it, and plug it into the … Continue reading

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Attending the ISACA NJ Recognition Dinner and Ceremony

It’s been a year since I earned my CRISC designation, but somehow I missed the original cutoff for the ISACA NJ chapter’s recognition ceremony. Really? I never even considered they might have something. Anyway they invited me and others to … Continue reading

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We bought new Klipsch reference speakers and a Sony A/V receiver

Up through the end of 2014, we have only ever had one TV. I mean, really, we had a small townhouse. In the new house, we found a need for another flat panel. We bought a budget Vizio TV for … Continue reading

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Dining Room Renovation Project – Week 1

What’s one or two more home improvement projects for 2017? Since we moved in, the dining room has received the least of any updates. That’s not entirely true as we paid for brand new carpeting back in July 2014 after … Continue reading

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Boy Scout Troop 59 – Quail Hill Camping Trip

Joshua went camping with his fellow Boy Scouts last weekend in the bitter cold. The Ipes are generally fair weather people, and we’re not about cold weather activities. However, Josh needs 20 nights of camping as a Boy Scout in … Continue reading

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