Category Archives: Personal

Personal stuff about me.

Annual beach day after the end of the school year

We took Friday off for the annual beach day at Point Pleasant. As I’ve been told, this is the 6th trip now in a row. Hang out at Point Pleasant on the first Friday after the school year ends. Last … Continue reading

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Happy Father’s Day!

Happy Father’s Day! It was a busy weekend to be sure. I was home Friday (sick/working) but after I wrapped up my last call around 5:15 PM, I went out for a solo bike ride. I was tired after a … Continue reading

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I attended the 3rd Annual Vendor and Third Party conference in Midtown for two days and learned a lot

Earlier this month, I attended the 3rd Annual Vendor and Third Party USA Conference with a few of my colleagues. I don’t usually attend industry conferences so this was a treat. I earned 15 continuing professional education credits that I … Continue reading

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Memorial Day Weekend 2018

The Ipes spent a pretty enjoyable Memorial Day weekend relaxing and doing all sorts of things. The kids weren’t marching in the town parade this year, so we even got to sleep in on Monday! On Friday night, we had … Continue reading

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How did I spend my birthday weekend? A whole lotta running around!

This year, my birthday fell on a Sunday, so hey! Weekend birthday! Joshua was away for most of the weekend, off camping in Pennsylvania with his Boy Scout Troop. We helped him double check the items he was packing, to … Continue reading

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, everyone. On Friday night after work, we got together with some friends for Happy Hour / dinner at Ruth’s Chris. Fun fact – they have a decent Happy Hour menu. I spent four hours on Saturday … Continue reading

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Celebrating my Dad’s 76 birthday and wishing life was a little easier

My Dad turns 76 this week, so the kids and I took my mother and my father out for dinner at Penang in Lawrenceville (Princeton?) They offer both Malaysian and Thai cuisine, and everything was very good. I have to … Continue reading

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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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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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