Ray Harryhausen: Monsters, Myths & Lore


Having written about “Wonkskolaser: The Family Who Built Warner Bros,” This post is the first of a once monthly series sharing movie features starting with the works of Ray Harryhausen, American artist and visual effects creator. Born the only child to Martha and Fred W. Harryhausen on June 6, 1920, he was the grandson of…

Thank You, Top 5, & Happy New Year 2020 from eBrand Me


2019 has come to an end and here we are skidding into 2020, hopefully without skid marks in our undies. Tons learned this year, hasn’t been my easiest, but can’t complain either… life, health, and all that good stuff. Explored and accepted a few opportunities which are aligned with values and the person I’d like…

A History & Evolution of Communication: Verbal, Written, Visual


These days, we have various methods for communicating. The internet, our cellphones, traditional pen and paper, television, radio and the list goes on. This wasn’t always the case. Early humans had their voice, even before the invention of “language” which is said to comprise of three parts: phonetics, grammar and semantics. While today we can…

Jonas Salk: Inventor Of The First Safe & Effective Polio Vaccine


Last week in “A History of Television & Future: Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality,” I briefly joked of the extreme heat produced by early television production light sources. The specific example cited was with  Dinah Shore, recorded to have been left with mascara melting and seeping into her eyes while singing in front of a piano. …

A History of Television & Future: Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality


Following up on last week’s post, titled Wonkskolaser: The Family Who Built Warner Bros, this week’s topic is television. The device that was once expected to cement the family as an institution, but ended up doing just the opposite. So, how did television come about? What innovations have been made to the device since? And…

Wonkskolaser: The Family Who Built Warner Bros


Two of my favorite things are a great book, and a great movie. It’s no surprise that movies begin as words written on a page. Through this post, I hope to share the story of Warner Bros from the standpoint of a family, Polish Jews, who’ve built the business which continues today. Warner Bros, one…