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October 17, 2018

Lifestyle

Missing Dad

(Editorial, September 1, 2018, by Cirina Catania) Feeling nostalgic today. I’m in my Dad’s home office, packing his papers, awards, medals, photographs, maps. It’s been over 20 years since his funeral and Mom has kept his office exactly the way it was the day he died. This is harder than I thought, only because there

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

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