It is said a cat has nine lives. It is fact David H. Brown has had nine careers. Some were longer than others; some overlapped. As someone who nearly flunked out of college twice, he is included in the Who’s Who Lifelong Achievement Award listing. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Cleveland College in 1950, with a major in journalism and a minor in public speaking. In 1980, he earned a master’s degree in public relations from The American University. Born in Cleveland, Ohio on January 15, 1926, his parents were Ukrainian refugees who fled to America just prior to World War I. In chronical order, he was a public speaker; a combat rifleman in World War II; later becoming an Army Reserve officer assigned to the Pentagon; an organizer of various groups; an Ohio newspaper reporter; a local politician, and later an award-winning activist; a federal government public information officer/spokesman and founding president of the National Association of Government Communicators; part-time national capital correspondent for a major public relations newsletter; award-winning adjunct professor of speech at Montgomery college and a member of its Foundation Board; and, in retirement, the author of a dozen books so far.He does not deny his penchant for personal recollections, as well as puns and pranks.