Category Archives: Personal

Personal stuff about me.

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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Josh’s 7th Grade Concert

I was running a little late, but I rushed out of work on a Wednesday evening and drove straight to the middle school to hear Josh and the 7th grade band play. It’s a large band, and there’s not a … 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 finally have a new microwave

It’s been a year since someone mysteriously cracked our original microwave. No one has confessed at this point, but it was time for one anyway. We had this yellow GE over-the-range model that came with the house back in 1998, … Continue reading

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Halloween 2017

Happy Halloween from the Ipes!

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I survived another Hell Week at Orangetheory Fitness

Woohoo! I survived another Hell Week at Orangetheory Fitness. Five intense workouts (before or after work) in 7 days. And I earned myself another t-shirt.  

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I’ve been biking with bunch of guys from town

This fall, I got hooked up with a bunch of guys in town who go biking around the area on Sunday mornings. I ended up riding 3 rides in total with them (9/17, 10/1, and 10/15), until the weather got … Continue reading

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Sightseeing, dinner, and a scavenger hunt in New York’s Midtown in September

In September, we took the train into Midtown with plans for a nice evening out, including dinner and a show. The show didn’t happen for us, so we signed up to do a professional scavenger hunt through Urban Adventure Quest, … Continue reading

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A Sunday afternoon bike ride to U.S. Joint Base MDL

While Saturday was pretty overcast (and threatened rain), Sunday was beautiful. I made some time for myself, got on the bike, and decided to challenge myself to find out how far I could go. Along the way heading south, I … Continue reading

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