I never set out to be a writer or a photographer, though both have been interests since childhood. By profession, I am a (now retired) clinical engineer – someone who oversees the application of medical technology in hospitals (NYC in this case). I was born in New York City, inĀ Doctor’s Hospital on the upper East side, now a luxury condominium. Childhood spent in the extreme south east corner of Yonkers in a house my grandfather built in the 1930s.

Prints for sale: https://www.etsy.com/shop/ArtIsTheAddress
Issue related to my past career: JointCommission-ComplianceStandard.org
Researchgate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Alan_Pakaln

Family photos before I was born.
The following are facsimiles of old sites.
In 2004, my friend Igor and I worked on a social network project, a nonprofit first called, Concerned Connections, and later changed the name to Post-a-Notice (we should have kept the original).
It failed miserably: lack of money, and knowledge regarding what we were getting into.
Here’s how we described it at the time CLICK HERE