J. Stapley resides in the Seattle area where he is in the process of industrializing his graduate research. J. is also an independent researcher in Mormon history and is currently serving on the Board of the Mormon History Association. Splendid Sun was his foundational foray into web publishing and was also the name of his grunge-pop band at BYU (the name being derived from a Walt Whitman poem). J. is married and has four children. The picture accompanying this post is disingenuous as J. wears khaki pants 350 days of the year, not owning a pair of jeans. J. has lived all over the US and served a mission in France and Belgium. You can read some of J.’s peer-reviewed articles here and here.