About Concerned Connections

I am a (retired) clinical engineer – someone who oversees the application of medical technology in hospitals (NYC in this case). Born in Manhattan, Doctor’s Hospital on the upper East Side (now a luxury condominium), childhood spent in the Southeast corner of Yonkers in a house my immigrant from Latvia grandfather built c. 1930. Family photos before I was born.

Clinical Engineering
Amazon author’s page

Other interests: intentional community, permaculture, and art (see https://alanpakaln.com)


Facsimiles of old sites.
In 2004, my friend Igor and I worked on a social network project, a nonprofit named Post-a-Notice
It failed spectacularly: lack of money and knowledge. PostANotice
How we described it at the time CLICK HERE