Author Archives: nhbrownlee

About nhbrownlee

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

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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Funding 

A good-hearted guy asked me to help him with a pproject. He wants to make a documentary ir TV series about his business which helps children with “special needs.” But first we need funding. Never having done this before I’m … Continue reading

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Large type music

So I go into a Starbucks before a business meeting.  I have 30 minutes to spare. I think a cup of coffee would be fine. Now I’m not a big Starbucks fan but it was freezing outside and being a… Source: … Continue reading

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Large type music

So I go into a Starbucks before a business meeting.  I have 30 minutes to spare. I think a cup of coffee would be fine. Now I’m not a big Starbucks fan but it was freezing outside and being able to … Continue reading

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Profits from people…Profits for people

I posted a comment on Facebook that generated some interesting responses. I was watching a show on C-SPAN with two economic spokespersons for business organizations who were discussing the state of the economy as of January 2017. One of the commentators said … Continue reading

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Now this is diversity

Yesterday morning I was standing on the subway platform thinking of nothing other than where is the train and what’s holding it up. I looked down to the end of the platform and saw three New York City transit workers … Continue reading

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Yes, you can trust the US Post Office

Two weeks ago my older brother passed away. In the end his cigarette smoking led to emphysema which led to fatal pneumonia.  As an ex-smoker I know how difficult it is to quit so I’m not holding anything against him for … Continue reading

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Too Stubborn To Leave

The other night I was in a men’s shelter in New York City. Not living there — thank God — but doing volunteer work. While talking to a group of men who had to be there we started to all gripe about … Continue reading

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