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November 24, 2017

Lifestyle

Editorial: How Too-Connected is “Connected?”

(Special to the US Times, Andy Marken, 2017-11-01, Content Insider #544 – Over Connected) We Are So Busy with Our Connections, We’re Alone. Smartphones took over our lives faster than even the most expert of experts thought.  People are on them 70 percent of the time they are connected to the internet which is darn

Travel: A Go-List for Techie Road Warriors – Pt. 1

(Los Angeles, CA, October 20, 2017 – by Cirina Catania, USTimes Senior Editor) I travel. Yep. All the time (almost). And since I’m a filmmaker and often end up in remote areas of the world, my go-lists have to be comprehensive. In the list that follows, which does not include filming equipment, I’ve included supply

Under American Skies

Good morning, America. This is from Mom’s house – where bright yellow school busses pass on quiet streets, cicadas are sleeping, hiding from the morning birds and the smell of fresh-cut grass mixes well with the taste of coffee in a “World’s Best Mom” cup. Neighbors wave as they drive off to work, jog by

Opinion: Exarchia, Anarchy and a Better World

Thought for the day: The Exarchia neighborhood in Athens, Greece is filled with secret alleyways, enticing walkways, and narrow, cobble-stoned streets. I took this picture a few minutes before dawn on an early morning exploration. Graffiti, opinion, Vespas and soft light leading to a sign reading, “Ennoia Publications.” Communication by art, by word and by

Los Angeles Celebrates Chinese New Year

It’s the year of the Rooster! For the last 118 years, the Chinese community in Los Angeles celebrated with the colorful Golden Dragon parade on the Chinese Lunar New Year, February 4th. Parents, grandparents, and babies began gathering in the morning and families brought chairs, drinks, and snacks so they could arrive early and save