About Concerned Connections

Alan Pakaln (that’s me) is a retired clinical engineer – someone who oversees the application of medical technology in hospitals (NYC in this case). Now he spends his time working mainly on three or four things: risk management, public library and nonprofit networking, a combination of these two (CommunityNetworking.net), and art (ArtIsTheAddress.com), including a small community-oriented gallery (FranklinArts.org) in Croton-on-Hudson, where I live.

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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


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