Me? In brief, I am a digital media/telecom attorney, journalist, writer, and media producer. Oh, and a neuroscience student and an artificial intelligence student in two MOOC programs, the first at Cambridge University in the UK and the second at ETH in Zurich.

Yes, a bit of a freelance technology tart … juggling information technology, journalism, law, and digital publishing.

I am the founder and CEO of PROJECT COUNSEL MEDIA, part of a collection of companies under the banner of THE PROJECT COUNSEL GROUP. I am semi-retired, spending my time in media production and ✍️ … and still consulting from time to time on a variety of technology topics. I live and work from my home in Serifos, Greece.

I am also the founder of a charitable organization in memory of my mother, called The Vellios Foundation. We accept no donations.  I fund it from my own resources.

I read a lot. But I can’t read it all. Damn! And I love the sea and spend as much time in and near it as I can.

Some of the boring bits.  I have over 30 years of experience in intellectual property law and digital media in the U.S. and Europe. That included such things as coordinating the commercialization of intellectual property portfolio for an international investment group, advising clients on matters involving digital media and intellectual property rights, managing an EU transfer pricing investigation, and managing responses to a DG COMP investigation involving intellectual property and competition policy.

I received my Juris Doctorate from the John Marshall School of Law (Illinois, U.S.)   I also hold a dual Bachelor of Arts degrees from Hartwick College (New York, U.S.) in Economics and Political Science, plus a Licence en langues et civilizations étrangères (first degree) from the Universitè de Paris Sorbonne.

And I muck around a bit on social media via Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Tumblr. You will find links to these sites at the bottom of the right-hand column.

In this blog I post my own thoughts and reflections (as well as links to the writings of other folks I like) about art, culture, language, media, politics, science, and travel. You can subscribe to these musing via a link below my Twitter feed in the right-hand column.

Ideas, complaints, suggestions? Please email me at

Where I always am (in my mind, at least) : Serifos, Greece

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