coffee noir: chap's daily blog

12-7-19: teaching an old dog new tricks

Chapman GrubbDecember 07, 2019

I have spent the majority of my life striving to live by Thoreau’s teachings. He said, “Be wary of technology. It’s an improved way to unimproved ends. Despite his hypocrisy (a little research proves that his wilderness excursion was closer to glamping), I always thought he had a point. I...

12-6-19: tightening up

Chapman GrubbDecember 06, 2019

There are so many moving parts in life. Now and then, it seems valuable to objectively look at the big picture. The chaos can be hard to sort through without a reevaluation and a battening down of the hatches.  You must remove the split ends and eliminate the distractions before...

12-05-19: truths and consequences

Chapman GrubbDecember 05, 2019

People do not share identical truths. Nature and nurture train our brains to think a certain way, to perceive behaviors and events in a specific way.  As a result - I find it hard to come up with many situations that have clear black and white decisions. Right vs. wrong...

12-04-19: hot seat

Chapman GrubbDecember 04, 2019

This is an interesting term that refers to people who are responsible and accountable for outcomes within an organization. One of my favorite NFL coaches was fired after being on the hot seat for a number of weeks. It seems bizarre that we rarely apply this term to a situation...

12-3-19: hope

Chapman GrubbDecember 03, 2019

When you have heart - there is hope. Never give up. You have to fight for what you believe in.  We can make an impact by innovating together.  Partnerships and teamwork will make the difference. A super smart friend once explained that, in an ideal setting, a human hive mind...