You're all very welcome! I am a huge stalker--- I mean fan of everything QEFTSG and I hunt down anything related to them. Thom is my fave, but I think Ted is cool too. As for Barry and the article I think he was just a judge for the editorial cartoon contest, since he is a journalism professor at Columbia College and Journalism Dept Chair and there were 2 other related field professionals. (Dean of the School of Media Arts and the Chairman of the College's Board of Trustees.)
He is very well established in the journalism field having been an editor for the Observer and always speaking at related workshops and conferences. You could tell that Ted would be attracted to the intellectual type, but he wasn't bad looking either!