Extra “Data” Curriculum

I was approached (via email) by 14 year old Jacob “Jake” Dreiling, @quasarbooster, with a rather odd request.  He was looking for some “Extra Curriculum” around a specific topic that he is currently investigating.  See, Jake has a condition known as Asperger Syndrome and struggles with some abstract concepts, but he has an insatiable curiosity and a true love[…]


Alchemicalal-KEM-ik-uhl, adjective: Pertaining to the transformation of something common, usually of little value, into a substance of great worth. A few years back I wrote and produced a short film for college titled, “The Process,” in where a young spy foils the plans of an evil empire from taking the scientific formula to change lead[…]