Mark Brownlee


Digital Marketing Strategist. Novelist. Blogger.

Mark Brownlee recommends: October 2015

So what if I stole this idea from Grantland ing home bank app downloaden? Onward! Long Way Round: Ewan McGregor (he of Trainspotting, the unfortunate Star Wars prequels) and friend Charley Boorman (a less well known actor) ride motorbikes from London to New York mail gmx. A pretty decent travel romp. Much, much better than its sequel, Long Way Down. Farm … Read More


Top 10 books I read in 2014

This list is by no means a comprehensive look at the best books that were released in 2014. In fact, most of them weren’t even released in the past year windows 10 free download 2019. Instead this is just a look at what I picked up and over the last 12 months. Obviously the year isn’t over (I’m still hoping to get … Read More


From the cutting room floor: My worst-ever summer job

In 2012, while working for the Ottawa Citizen, I was asked to write a piece on the “worst summer job I ever had” as part of a series all the reporters were supposed to take part in. It was designed to be a rebuttal to then-Finance Minister Jim Flaherty, who had recently claimed there are no bad jobs while trying to sell changes the government … Read More


On Sparks Street, maybe it’s time we just gave up

The tenure of Les Gagne as the head of the Sparks Street Business Improvement Area always did have the air of a last-gasp effort. If his ideas to bring a zipline to Ottawa’s pedestrian mall or to have tourists down a shot of liquor and then kiss a beaver in the shadow of the Parliament buildings seemed kind of kooky, … Read More