At the Alta Dena Farmer’s Market, I quickly made a friend.  Adam Steltzner would come around and talk process – his cupboard running over with the jams that he makes at home from his backyard produce.  We’d talk cheese cloth, pectin techniques, varieties of fruit…I wondered…Who is this guy that I’m geeking out with.  And, still, he’d always leave with something from Sqirl.  That man loves his jam.

A couple of weeks ago, he showed up at the market wearing his NASA JPL Badge.  Then, the NPR story.  Then we watched as his team landed Curiosity on Mars.  Congratulations,  Adam, for staying curious, both here on earth and far beyond.