I started college as a chemistry major and ended with a Bachelor of Arts in English. So it’s no surprise I became an “accidental techie,” then went on to actively follow my curiosity about what computers and technology can do. I’ve taken some continuing education courses in Global Affairs at NYU. What else would a generalist with a broad range of interests want to study? Most of my career has been spent in non-profit organizations. I do nuts & bolts work behind the scenes, but enjoy knowing that my work supports something more than the financial bottom line. I’ve worked in museums, educational organizations, and the American Red Cross. I have also volunteered with Oxfam Action Corps in New York City. from 2014 to 2016 (when Oxfam disbanded the Action Corps), with the Action Corps (its successor), Transportation Alternatives, and irregularly with other non-profits. In 2022 I began writing articles for the newsletter of a small environmental organization in New York City. I have always enjoyed walking and have recently been enjoying nature walks with local groups and on my own.

Online Presence

For more information about me you can visit my online profiles at other sites:

I quit Facebook in 2015 and some day I will write a post about that. I still have a Twitter account but protected my posts in December 2022. If you are a legacy follower who hasn’t moved to Mastodon yet you can continue to follow me there, but I will not be accepting new followers.

Miscellaneous Details


Due to problems with a post being published in its entirety, without my consent, on other blogs, I have had to resort to a standard copyright. Sorry. Some people will find a way to ruin things for others. That said, if you would like to legitimately quote a selection from one of my posts with attribution, send me a message including a link to the blog or web page where you wish to quote me. I believe strongly in a creator’s right to control their work via copyright and DMCA laws. I also support “Fair Use” as a means of sharing, quoting, reviewing and doing research. You may use small excerpts (a couple of sentences) with attribution and a link to Circle of Ignorance or a specific post on legitimate blogs or websites. Under no circumstances do I give permission to use any part of my blog content on link farms, content mills, or other scams. This is a noncommercial blog (as per my registration with WordPress) and you should not quote my content on any site that is primarily commercial.


Comments are one of the best parts of blogging, but only when they contribute to conversation. I use Akismet to filter spam comments, and I personally moderate comments. Due to a high volume of spam comments (even when I was not actively posting) comments will close one month after a post is published. Some comments may be edited before posting and I will indicate when they are. Dodgy links will be removed before comments are posted, and this will not be indicated. In particular, advertisement and/or links to the following are prohibited on Circle of Ignorance:

  • Sales of counterfeit designer goods or licensed logos.
  • Offers to sell followers, likes, links or SEO.
  • Anything beyond a “PG” rating. I have indicated to WordPress that this blog is appropriate for all ages and that extends to comments.
  • Personal attacks (on me, other commenters, or anyone else) or abusive/offensive language.
  • Comments created using “spinners.”
  • Gibberish

Comments may be removed at my discretion simply because they do not contribute to thoughtful conversation. In addition to removing spam, some submitted comments may be reported to law enforcement sites for violations of law (ex. counterfeit goods) or online services for violations of their Terms of Service (ex. Twitter).

[Modified December 16, 2022]