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About nhbrownlee

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

Bright Moment in a Sad Day

I was going to write about the truly embarrassing state of American thinking today. Not to dwell on the whole political mess and all the shouting and screaming and finger-pointing, but I’m not waving Old Glory right now.  Instead I’m … Continue reading

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Flourish into the Future

Tomorrow the college where I teach is holding their graduation. The students will hear the usual congratulations and exhortations to go out into the world and “live your passion”, “achieve your goals”, and so on and so forth. This past … Continue reading

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“ER” for President?

I’ve been watching the folks running for President of the United States.  I understand that it is basically a lot of politicians blathering and a couple of “non-politicians/business people” bleating. However there’s also been a lot of complaining going on. … Continue reading

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Courtesy

This morning I boarded my usual New York City subway after the normal rush hour which meant that the train wasn’t jam packed.  Crowded yes but not jam packed.  All the seats were taken so I stood in the middle … Continue reading

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Changed your profile today?

I had the same Facebook profile picture for the past number of years.  Five or six years if my memory is correct. The picture worked for me. Originally it was a shot from 15 years ago on my wedding day. … Continue reading

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Computer RAM…or GOAT?

My computer is four years old.  It’s just a simple Compaq laptop that I use to write documents, browse the internet and send emails. Nothing complicated or fancy. But because it’s just a basic computer it runs sluggish and slow … Continue reading

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Row — True Story

20+ years ago my mental chandelier had blown a few bulbs.  In other words things were looking pretty dim. A friend of mine gave me some advice. He said imagine you’re sitting in a rowboat. Next to you is God. … Continue reading

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Hangovers — True Story

On the first day of the Advertising Copywriting class I teach I gave to each student a simple assignment. Write down on a blank piece of paper the following…”What I hate to do most is….”  Then I told them to … Continue reading

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Technology — True Story

Technology — True Story.

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Technology — True Story

The other day I received an email from the university where I teach marketing and advertising. The school told me that I could receive the latest version of Microsoft Office for my computer.  All I had to do was stop … Continue reading

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