Monthly Archives: May 2014

Our new nephew Benjamin Joseph

He arrived a little earlier than expected, but my sister Julie and her husband Robbie welcomed our new nephew Ben to the world this month. My first nephew! We drove down on a beautiful Saturday morning to the hospital to … Continue reading

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The Case of the Big Bad Wolf

This year, Josh applied and got accepted into the school district’s “E=MC2” Gifted and Talented program this school year. Since September, he’s been learning about all sorts of things, including law. Recently, the program somehow coordinated and conducted a joint class … Continue reading

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It’s been a long time coming, but the Ipes are moving

It doesn’t feel like it at times, but we’ve been homeowners here in central NJ for nine years. Nine years since we started toting our infant son Joshua around in his car seat to hang out with real estate agents … Continue reading

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Kick-Ass 2 (2013)

I borrowed Kick-Ass 2 from our local library. This is the sequel to the 2010 Matthew Vaughn film based on the Kick-Ass graphic novels. No, I’ve never read them, but I did enjoy the original film. The sequel takes place a few years … Continue reading

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Potluck Birthday Dinner with Friends

After the Bike MS Ride, we had plans to meet up with friends for dinner to celebrate recent birthdays. Instead of a restaurant, our friends Sunil & Ligy agreed to host the party, and that was much better than any restaurant. … Continue reading

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The 2014 Bike MS Coast the Coast ride

Is it May again? The Bike MS “Coast the Coast” event was nearing again, and this year was very different. Although I had signed up earlier than most previous years, I didn’t really have a team to belong to. Sure, … Continue reading

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We went to visit our new nephew Ben

About two weeks ago, we drove down on a very nice sunny Saturday morning to see my sister Julie and family, including our new nephew Ben. I also brought the new Nikon D5200 camera. I enjoyed using it. I could use … Continue reading

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Seagate Backup Plus Desktop Drive

In 2011, I purchased a 2 TB Western Digital Elements external drive temporarily for rebuilding my in-laws’ home PC, and as a permanent external backup drive for Ipe family use. It’s only a USB 2.0 drive, but it served its purposes … Continue reading

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Business Trip to Orlando

I recently returned from a two-day business trip to Orlando late Thursday May 8th. This was a trip that I had to postpone at least once, but finally got scheduled and booked. I had to be in the office on Wednesday, and normally … Continue reading

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Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)

I’m in sunny Florida this week, having taken a Boeing 767-400 through United down to Orlando. Flight time is a relatively short 2+ hour, but I got some work done while watching Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014) on the seat … Continue reading

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