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Bert Christensen's Cyberspace Home
Short Biography
Bert and Blue
Bert & Blue
Bert was born in Scarborough, Ontario which is now a part of Toronto. An electronics technician by training, Bert operated an electronics service business, 'Christensen Television' for many years until he retired in 1998. Several years ago, Bert taught himself to program computers and to design web pages.
A lot of Bert's time is taken up by being a house husband and webweaver. His wife, Dr. Louise Ripley is a Professor of Marketing at York University in Toronto.
Louise & Amber
Louise and Amber
Erik as carpenter
Erik the carpenter incognito
As her career was getting busier, Bert's electronic business was getting slower (modern electronics is amazingly trouble-free), so it was decided that he would assume the major responsibility for the house. This has worked out very well and Bert loves cooking and househusbanding. Their son, Erik is now a journeyman carpenter and sometimes works in very high places. From a previous marriage, Bert also has two sons, Mark and Brent, and four grandchildren. Mark and his wife, Soo, Brent and his wife, Maureen are all computer professionals. The Ripley/Christensen household also includes two cats, Jesse and Juno, a greyhound, Jake, thousands of books, hundreds of frogs (Louise collects them), and many, many computers (donít ask!).
Erik
Erik working in high places
The view from the back of our house
The view from the back of our house
The Ripley/Christensens live in a townhouse in the north-east part of Toronto. The house overlooks a large open area and is close to a wooded ravine. There are a large number of birds who come around for food as well as raccoons, rabbits, squirrels, deer, coyotes, chipmunks, foxes, and the occasional skunk. In January, 1999 Toronto experienced the snowiest January on record. For pictures, click here.

Bert on the beach
On the Beach
Bert and Blue
Bert and Blue in their favourite places
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