Guest blogger: J. Stapley

We’re happy to announce our latest guest: J. Stapley, a true bloggernacle fixture. Who is J.? Good question. On his home blog (or one of them), he writes of himself:

I was born in the lovely Pacific NW, but spent my teenage years in the Midwest. I graduated with a BS from BYU. I am Mormon and served as Missionary in France and Belgium. I have a Ph.D. in carbohydrate chemistry from Purdue and have returned to the Seattle area for a season. I am Executive VP of a start-up. I married my wife Kathryn Maxfield (of SLC, and certifiable awesome) in 2000 and have two kids.

J. currently blogs at Splendid Sun and some other blog. J. is also a founding member of the . . . what is it called, again? Mormon Artichoke? Mormon Archaeopteryx? Something like that. And as any regular bloggernacle reader knows, J. is a veritable fountain of smart, friendly comments.

Welcome aboard, J.!

(And as a side note — I would be remiss not to note that T&S has now won by forfeit the Battle of the Guest-Blogging J.’s, as the competition has surrendered).

10 comments for “Guest blogger: J. Stapley

  1. Elisabeth
    January 24, 2006 at 8:58 pm

    Hi, J.! Looking forward to visiting you over here.

  2. Julie M. Smith
    January 24, 2006 at 9:04 pm

    Welcome, J. I’d love to hear you relate that PhD in carbohydrate chemistry to current diet fads and your opinion thereof.

  3. Wilfried
    January 24, 2006 at 9:06 pm

    An RM from Belgium must be super. By definition. Bienvenue, cher frere!

  4. January 24, 2006 at 9:19 pm

    So first Geoff and Now J….

    Is this some sort of Scam way of apologizing for demoting T&S to the lower regions? Or is it a way for T&S to suck up to you guys in hopes of getting promoted again?

    I mean it’s working and all, but I’d like to know.

  5. January 24, 2006 at 9:41 pm

    Merci! Alas, Kaimi, were I a true blogaholic, I would be a font of witty and well written posts and not attract the ire of my compatriots for issuing what sparsity I do manage to get written on the ancient of days.

    I hadn’t thought of that Julie, but your wish may now indeed be granted.

  6. Jim F.
    January 24, 2006 at 9:56 pm

    I join Wilfried in saying bienvenue and I second Julie’s interest in carbs and diet fads. Looking forward to what you have to say.

  7. Stapley
    January 24, 2006 at 10:46 pm

    Matt, it is neither. Rather, I hope that we are simply congenial fellows – all willing to blog in joy and happiness. Though the icon would be sweet. ;)

  8. Frank McIntyre
    January 25, 2006 at 8:09 am


  9. MaryAA
    January 25, 2006 at 8:35 am

    Hello J. from West Lafayette and Purdue Village–and looking forward to your posts.

  10. J. Stapley
    January 25, 2006 at 12:12 pm

    Hello MaryAA! Many of my favorite people are still in West Lafayette (and I may swing by in a couple of weeks). You are not in the ward that I so fondly remember, but no doubt we share many aquaintances. Cheers!

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