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About nhbrownlee

Advertising copywriter, Creative Director and state of New York college professor. I love true stories. Who doesn't?

It worked for Izzy

I’ve been watching all the outrage about the use of social media data and the targeting of people through demographics and psychographics to persuade them to one particular political point of view. Putting aside the legalities and morality of using … Continue reading

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High caliber teachers

The other day it was suggested that teachers be armed while working in schools.  Yes, that’s what I heard — arm teachers with lethal weapons to ward off potential mass shooters in schools. I thought this was a spoof or … Continue reading

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Happy

This morning a group of us had a discussion about happiness.  One person wasn’t happy and couldn’t figure out how to be happy or at least find some sliver of happiness.  He was doom and gloom personified!  Long face, grudging … Continue reading

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Cold!

Today is January 18, 2018 and it is cold.  34 degrees cold.  Not quite freezing but it will be frigid later after the sun goes down. I bet you’re thinking this is going to be a piece about how much … Continue reading

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How to get a shark to bite!

I was watching the show “Shark Tank” the other night.  A fellow came on with a product that at first seemed crazy.  He had developed nose plugs that look like small oval band aids that cover your nostril openings.  They … Continue reading

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How Can You Confuse Black Coffee?

One morning last week I turned on C-Span TV network. C-Span has a morning show where people call in and talk about some issue or another in the news. On this particular day the subject was the new healthcare program … Continue reading

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Looped

Just minutes ago I was evacuated from my office due to a fire in the building basement. Right now I’m in the cafeteria of another building just a block away that my firm uses for administrative office space. All evacuees … Continue reading

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