Havertown's Adrian Ashfield, a retired engineer, will be the first to join. He will post under the pseudonym "parallel."
You might notice that at the bottom of his posts it says "posted by Spencerblog." That is because we have yet to work out how to change that to say "posted by parallel," or "posted by Adrian." Whatever. We'll work that out next week.
In the meantime, he will make clear at the beginning of each post that it is him posting, not me.
Educated in England and come to America by way of Canada, Ashfield worked for a number of large international firms before starting his own consulting business. He's lived in Havertown since 1989 with his wife, Shelley, who is a logistics analyst at Boeing and, according to Adrian, an "absolutely delight." They have a 16-year old daughter, who attends Haverford High School.
Welcome aboard Adrian.
UPDATE: Also joining Team Spencerblog will be Dean Helm.
Born and raised in Delco, Dean grew up in Springfield and lives in Middletown. He's been in the insurance business for 30 years. He's also Republican Committeeman and a member of a local sewer authority. (I didn't know he was a cog in the local GOP machine when I invited him to join Spencerblog. Oh well, too late.)
Dean got the invite because he's been a frequent reader and Spencerblog commenter under the name "Jake" for a couple of years now. He said he adopted the nom de plume because his son is named Jake and so is mine.
He's a graduate of Lafayette College and done masters work at Lehigh and LaSalle. He's fiscally conservative, socially moderate, and married to the daughter of a college professor.
"That's how I peer into the liberal mind."
Welcome aboard, Dean.