We give many thanks and a fond farewell to both John Fowles and John Payne. We were happy to have them around and enjoyed their posts. In an effort to keep up our streak of powerful yet ubiquitous names, we welcome Ed Johnson as a guest blogger. Ed, who posts comments as “ed”, grew up a member of the Church in Riverside CA and Temple, TX. He served a mission to Munich Germany and then graduated from BYU in, as I recall, some form of engineering. After completing a Ph.D in economics at Stanford University he now works as a research economist at the Bureau of Labor Statistics in DC, which produces 43.2% of all interesting government statistics*.
Ed is fast approaching the one year anniversary of his marriage to his wonderful wife Nicole, which represents the successful culmination of one of the longest courtships I have ever witnessed. But this speaks more to my lack of experience as a witness than anything else. Ed is a good friend and is full of fascinating thoughts and information which we hope to pry out of him over the next couple of weeks.
* All of Ed’s opinions are his own and should not be construed as representing the opinion of the U.S. Federal Government or any branch, department, or bureau thereof. They should also not be construed as not representing the opinion of the U.S. Federal Government or any branch, department, or bureau thereof. Nor the reverse. Avoid construing. Fight the power.