Christmas 2013

Christ is Born! Glorify Him!

2013 has come and gone and the Mellis family continues to enjoy God’s blessings.

Jana and Mark

Mark still works for Stanford University, three days a week in Palo Alto and two days a week from his home office. It is a busy time to be employed in the Information Security field.

Jana’s mother Louise lives with us and Jana is busy keeping the lights blinking in sequence and the gears meshed around the extended household – a non-trivial task.

Kevin Bacon

Kevin continues his studies at St. Tikhon’s Seminary in South Canaan, PA. He finished his first year there last summer before going on a mission trip to Albania with the Orthodox Christian Mission Center. At school he earns his keep by singing in the school’s Mission Choir, which performs fund-raising concerts throughout the Northeast. Kevin is looking forward to working with Habitat for Humanity and International Orthodox Christian Charities building houses in New Orleans before he returns to school in January.

Luke and Zoë

Luke graduated magna cum laude from Butte College with an Associates degree in Social and Behavioral Science last June. He is continuing his education at Simpson University, studying Psychology. Luke is working part time at the Northern California Scout Shop, where his Eagle Scout rank has served him well, and also continues to work as a visit supervisor for a local foster agency. And Luke’s girlfriend Zoë Petta continues to be a very important part of his life.


Rachel graduated from Inspire School of Arts and Sciences this past June and in the fall enrolled as a freshman at Butte College. She has a part time job this Christmas season as a cashier at the local Target store, saving up her shekels for who knows what nefarious purposes.


May our gracious Lord be merciful to you and yours throughout the coming year.

Merry Christmas! Happy New Year!

What’s happening here?

Since June 1995 I’ve operated my own domain on the Internet. Running web, email, and DNS servers has turned into a full time job, at least if you want them to be reliable and secure, and I already have a full time job. During the month of December 2013 I am shutting down my servers and moving to commercial providers in order to spend more time with my family, and not have to make hard choices when hardware fails or critical patches are released. What you see here is the new web presence, hosted by WordPress.


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