coffee noir: chap's daily blog

3-20-20: putting your best hemisphere forward

Chapman GrubbMarch 20, 2020

This is a play off the phrase to put your best foot forward. Because, you know, we are all trying to hide out at home. Please - still go out and play.  This is a chance to exercise our minds. Employ critical thinking and do due diligence because we can....

03-19-20: shutting down

Chapman GrubbMarch 20, 2020

New Mexico is officially on lock down. As of today, Michelle Lujan Grisham, has enacted the same ban as all the big cities. No gatherings. Everything non-essential shut down. Businesses are all reeling from the impact of this. There are so many new things to learn. The government of NM...

03-18-20: opportunity call

Chapman GrubbMarch 20, 2020

Sometimes the worst situations offer us the opportunity to improve the status quo. It feels like what was once the normal within global business and interactions - is changing rapidly. We have two choices moving forward. We can allow this shift to let us hide. To bury our heads in...

03-17-20: reaching for the stars

Chapman GrubbMarch 20, 2020

The situation that we face on an international level is an opportunity to prepare for the future. The fear of a global pandemic was the origin of the zombie movies genre when Romero created Dawn of the Dead in 1978. Globalization spreads everything even faster. In order to temper the...

03-16-20: coping

Chapman GrubbMarch 20, 2020

The stress feels immense. The panic of the world right now is seeping into our already volatile situation. My coping mechanism relies on my awareness and understanding of my short term and long term needs.  Coping is easier with an identity. I spent the past 10 years of my life...