Alex believes that food is meant to be played with, as many well-regarded chefs will admit if asked. His love of cooking grew out of an early love of chemistry and math. Armed with cookbooks written by Julia Child, James Beard and Fannie Farmer, he planned out minute-by-minute schedules for the preparation of the next day's gourmet meals as a live-in chef in his early 20s.
While he has since studied linguistics, mathematics, computer science, literature and law on the graduate level, the articles and blogs he most enjoys writing are on food and ways to play with recipes. His articles are designed to show his reader how to make cooking fun and easy -- whether he's making a quick meal for himself or a gourmet meal for a large party.
He also enjoy writing educational articles on mathematics and science. He tutors children and adults with math difficulties and enjoys sharing his enthusiasm for algebra and other dreaded math topics with others. His math articles show readers how to view the theorems and proofs they must learn as tricks they carry about in a magic bag. Armed with these tricks, and the understanding of how to use them, even the most math-resistant student can learn to enjoy this subject.
He's written a number of science fair project articles on topics such as water displacement, non-Newtonian fluids and the formation of stalactites and stalagmites in caves. He enjoys the challenge of presenting the underlying principles for each project in such a way that the reader understands why the results achieved in each project actually happen.
He's also written hundreds of articles including SEO, press releases, blog entries, product reviews and travel pieces.
When he's not writing for a client, Alex keeps up with his Livejournal, which he's maintained for over ten years, his poetry and his short stories.
Alex's first choice in articles are ones where the client has an idea but is not really sure what she wants out of the assignment. He enjoys the challenge and the creative energy shared by him and his client in fashioning the actual piece. The finished product is a surprise and delight for both. His best pieces are written in a conversational style -- he like to imagine the reader is sitting across from him over coffee, or hiking in the hills while they have a discussion.
In his spare time, Alex works with his two Labrador retrievers, plays computer games and reads novels.He also enjoys body-building, weight-training, fishing and hiking.
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