Thanks, Richard and Welcome, Ben!

April 26, 2004 | 4 comments
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Alas, today we bid farewell to guest blogger Richard Bushman, whose first entry broke records for the rate of immediate commenting (I’m guessing–not even Kaimi is nerdy enough to keep those statistics!), and whose last flurry of posts should keep us in interesting topics for a month or two! Thank you very much, Richard, for asking such good questions and helping us think about interesting things in new ways.

Fortunately, we will not lack for good new discussions–Steve Evans continues his stint for another week, and today we welcome another guest, Ben Huff.

Ben’s animal magnetism has been discussed here, but he’s not just another pretty face! He’s currently finishing up a Ph.D. in Philosophy at Notre Dame, writing his dissertation in Ethics, focusing on the relationship between virtue and happiness. He earned his undergraduate degree from BYU, in philosophy and math, after serving a mission in the Japan Tokyo South mission. Prior to his mission, he spent a year at MIT, in the aeronautical/astronautical engineering program.* He still dreams about building spaceships. He also enjoys cooking, mountain biking, singing, and playing ultimate frisbee.

*(I was in Boston at the time, as well, and we sang in the ward choir together, but Ben claims, mercifully, not to really remember how I looked with a very big perm!)

4 Responses to Thanks, Richard and Welcome, Ben!

  1. Steve Evans on April 26, 2004 at 11:30 am

    Remind me next time to have Kristine write my bio.

  2. Kaimi on April 27, 2004 at 11:43 am

    I agree, it was really great having Richard here as a guest, and his posts were uniformly interesting. I look forward to reading Ben’s posts as well.

    p.s. Steve, you’re lucky you got a bio at all. We thought about just putting your name up with a permalink to mormonconspiracy.com . :)

  3. Adam Greenwood on April 27, 2004 at 11:58 am

    Warm thanks to Richard Bushman. Welcome, Ben.

  4. Ben Huff on May 9, 2004 at 1:45 am

    Hm . . . now that you mention it, I do seem to remember some curls . . .