Author: AnotherMiddle

  • Roadtrip Day 1: Pittsburgh, PA

    Roadtrip Day 1: Pittsburgh, PA

    It was a spectacularly gorgeous day to begin this trip. Cool & clear, windows-down driving weather. Of course first I had to get out of Philly and through morning rush hour traffic on 76—but nothing could get me down today! I was very quickly able to leave the Zone of East Coast Urban Traffic and…

  • A Great American Road Trip Begins!

    A Great American Road Trip Begins!

    Yesterday I took a leap. I’ve begun an enormous road trip across country to at least two of the corners of the continental United States. I’m taking a meandering route over to Portland, OR, then down the Pacific coast to LA, or perhaps San Diego, and then winding my way back through the southern and…

  • Sci Fi Recommendations

    Sci Fi Recommendations

    I love sci-fi (also known more broadly and accurately as “speculative fiction”)! I’m often asked for recommendations, as it’s not the most well-known genre (although it’s definitely grown in popularity over the past few decades). So in lieu of continuing to write out my list of favorite works via text or on cocktail napkins or…

  • On Salesforce Careers

    On Salesforce Careers

    At its most basic and for anyone who may not be familiar, Salesforce is a cloud-based software platform that started as a CRM platform in 1999, and has massively grown and expanded since – into Service, Field Service, CPQ, Billing, Marketing, eCommerce, Analytics, and many other areas. In fact, they’ve generally grown so quickly and…

  • Fear Really Is the Mind Killer

    Fear Really Is the Mind Killer

    There’s wisdom everywhere, if you are ready for it. Late science-fiction author Frank Herbert definitely tapped into a large store of it when he wrote his masterpiece Dune. One particular passage from that book has stood the test of time better than any other bit, even to the point of becoming part of popular culture—the…

  • On Immigration and ISIS

    On Immigration and ISIS

    Immigration is good. Full stop. Illegal or otherwise; from war-torn regions or peaceful ones; no matter what the religion or background of the immigrants. It’s merely a fearful reaction of modern xenophobia to think otherwise. And on top of that, rejecting immigrants from the Middle East in this particular case is giving terrorists exactly what…