Category Archives: Work

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Business Trip to Houston Texas

My last business trip of 2017 was a one day trip to Houston for meetings. I don’t personally like one day trips, because it’s so short you can’t get a full audit done right. Luckily I got some of my … Continue reading

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I went to Kansas City Missouri for the first time and I thought it was a nice place

At the beginning of the month, I flew down to Kansas City Missouri and spent a week there for work. While it was my 2nd trip to Missouri (I think I want to St. Louis in 2003 or 2004), it … Continue reading

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Business Trip to Dallas Texas

Last month I traveled to the Dallas area for two days worth of meetings and tours. The flight inbound on American Airlines was pretty uuneventful apart from the middle seat. The plane offered in-flight entertainment so I watched the first … Continue reading

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Business Trip to Columbus Ohio

In March, I had a very brief business trip to Columbus Ohio, that got postponed due to a freak mid-March snowstorm. It got rescheduled for two weeks later, and the same day as Lily’s 9th birthday party. Why? Thankfully, I was … Continue reading

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Back to work

Folks, I gotta be honest, it’s good to be working again. I’ve been working at Deutsche Bank since May 31 2016 in their audit department, auditing IT risk and controls around vendor management. It’s similar in many ways to the … Continue reading

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Business trip to Hartford

Immediately after returning home from my recent trip to Pittsburgh, I was back on the road (literally.) On a late Sunday night, I was driving up to Hartford CT for another audit. With all of our usual Ipe activities, I … Continue reading

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Business trip to Atlanta and Pittsburgh

In October, I went on a quick week-long business trip to Atlanta (one day) and Pittsburgh (4 days.) I didn’t stay long enough in Atlanta to see anything, but Pittsburgh was nice. Monday morning I was up and out the … Continue reading

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Update on my life AKA Joel’s Unplanned Extended Vacation

It’s been a few weeks of….. vacation now. It’s feeling less alien strange time in some ways, and more relaxing at other times.  I have to say that I’m enjoying the down time, especially hanging out with my family. I’ve been home … Continue reading

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“We were on a break!” — I’m between jobs

How do I say this? How about, “I’m unemployed.” Last year, I joined AIG to be part of their Professional Practices team. Ensure quality work within the various audit teams, help evolve audit practices, etc. Seemed like a good gig … Continue reading

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I was at Columbia University last Wednesday

I was at Columbia University last Wednesday for an on-campus recruiting event. It’s an awfully nice campus (on the exterior anyway.) I’ve never hung around that part of upper Manhattan prior, but it was nice and different. Not much to … Continue reading

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