This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at http://www.kirupa.com/html5/running_your_code_at_the_right_time.htm
What you can use is: http://requirejs.org/
It is great because it was designed almost exclusively for this scenario. You can specify your jquery as the primary and then the rest as dependents
Thanks for getting back to me. I investigated requirejs.org and like others before me found it a little bulky for what I wanted it for. I ended up using load.js, but may use requirejs in the future.