Generically Yours

posted in: personal news, quirky 4

A few weeks ago, I paid a parking ticket online, through my town’s website. The town thoughtfully sent me an email acknowledging receipt. It began, earnestly and sincerely, “Dear GENERIC CUSTOMER…” I feel goosebumps just remembering the warmth of the … Read More

Not Alone

posted in: writing 0

For the last little while (like, since before the pandemic), the writing hasn’t been going so well. There are probably a bunch of reasons for that, some of which I might elaborate on someday (but not today). All I want … Read More

Royalty Audit (Dog Fashion)

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Captain Jack likes to go over my royalty statements for accuracy and clarity. Here’s what he thought of a recent one for Alien Speedway.* Fortunately, he didn’t audit the actual check. Still, this is a good argument for direct deposit. … Read More

The Good and the Bad of It

My previous post notwithstanding, 2022 has gotten off to a pretty rocky start in the Carver household, due to some family members going through tough times. I’ll not go into details, for reasons of privacy. But several pieces of (professional) … Read More

Helicon Award 2022!

posted in: awards, Helicon Society 6

Happy New Year! I learned today I am a recipient of this year’s Helicon Award—specifically, the Frank Herbert Lifetime Achievement Award! I am excited! The Helicon Awards are new to me, but I have learned that they are announced each … Read More

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