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Welcome to The Christian Family Website
Tuesday, August 30 2016 @ 03:22 PM PDT

Introduction


We are: Ron, Tammy and daughter Shannon, three dogs Allie, Jasmine and Kodiak, six birds: Henry, (an african grey parrot), Yoda, (a Parrotlet) Cisco (a Quaker), Peanut (an Indian Ringneck) and two budgies, various fish, A box turtle Clyde, and Lucky the red tail boa. Yes, it is like living in a zoo. Or a pet shop.

Tammy and I were married October 31 1993. This makes the anniversary easy to remember. It also makes for some strange Anniversary parties. Shannon was born July 26, 1994.

At left is our latest annual Halloween photo. We took a family photo in the fall the year we bought the house and it became a tradition.

Navigation:

Click on the menu on the left to go to various parts of the website. Some links may take you to different websites. Some categories will open out into multiple subcategories. Click on the title of a story to read the story.

Some of the videos in the gallery are encoded with DivX, a free version of the MPEG-4 codec. To view these videos, install the DivX web player. Windows and Mac versions are available. The web player is part of the DivX Play Bundle. To download, click here.

If you're a Firefox user and can't get the videos to play, read this article.

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A nice new set of mental blocks

Family

Ways not to interact with your kid

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Mu's story

Current Pets

Mu is a rat. As I write this she is old and beginning to be arthritic. She's had an interesting life and Shannon asked me to write about her.

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Ice and deja-vu

FamilySometimes the old stories come back to haunt us.
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The FedEx game

Misc

What started as a gimmick to combat boredom during car trips turns into a fairly sophisticated game.

FedEx and Federal Express are trademarks of the FedEx Corporation.

Rules to the FedEx game are exclusive copyright of Shannon E. Christian.

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I'm raising my child to be abnormal

FamilyWritten 8/28/1997

Personally, I'm raising my child to be abnormal.

But only in that I'm helping her to learn whatever she wants to learn, be it astronomy or stick fighting.
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Shannon's first rat (written Oct 1, 1997)

FamilyI rediscovered this article in October 2007. Apparently I wrote this in October 1997, soon after Shannon had acquired her first rat.
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Kid humor

HumorThere's a fine line between funny and annoying.
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The new jacket

Harley-DavidsonI break down and buy actual clothing from the Boutique...
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Playing embedded DIVX videos with Firefox

TechnicalThe problem: Divx-encoded videos play within the web browser in Internet Explorer but not Firefox.

The cause: Incomplete support of Firefox by the Windows Media Player web plugin.

The solution: Use something else.

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Open hands

Martial Arts_Like any other aspect of martial arts, fighting with open hands is a skill learned over time. This article describes some techniques one can use to reduce the likelyhood of damaging one's hands when sparring open-handed.

This article needs photos.