coffee noir: chap's daily blog

the fat lady's song

Chapman GrubbJanuary 15, 2021

This term is actually pretty boring etymologically. It refers to the end of an opera. Where traditionally large women sang the final song. However, I have been hearing this phrase as long as I can remember. I use it all the time.  To me, it’s about grit and determination. About...

Communication is hard

Chapman GrubbJanuary 14, 2021

Getting on the same page as people can be challenging. Communication is the key to success in personal and business relationships. Unbridled honesty is at the heart of these exchanges. You must discuss expectations. You must clearly set boundaries. You must make compromises.  Additionally, this process never ends. It’s under...

Vices

Chapman GrubbJanuary 13, 2021

Are generally considered to be bad things while coping mechanisms are the ‘productive counterpart’. I have tons of vices. Caffeine, nicotine, the NFL to shortlist a couple that jump to the forefront. I think that all three of these habits are destructive. The caffeine isn’t really about the caffeine. It’s...

Social media

Chapman GrubbJanuary 12, 2021

I read an article that encouraged Twitter to start charging a subscription for users. In order to make their users their customer, and not the other way around. It sucks being the product. I think we’d all prefer for this experience to be truly consensual. I would rather companies know...

Writing for yourself

Chapman GrubbJanuary 11, 2021

I am a proponent of writing for no other reason than to express yourself. There is no clearer way to start ruminating on ideas than trying to communicate with pen and paper. (Keyboard & laptop) in this case.  It doesn’t matter where you write. It doesn't matter how you write....