This website helps me share a few things I’ve created.

You can download or view some of them for free from this website, as pdf files or video clips.  Some you can buy (hard copy) at places like Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com.  One is a link to another website, where you can read my blog.  Either way, these are some of the things I’ve made. Should you decide to take a look, I hope you enjoy them.

For the videos, check Videos on the menu above. My books and blog website are listed briefly below. More information about them can be found by clicking on the menu across the top of this page.


A historical novel, a coming-of-age  story set in the ante-bellum South.

“Carvin… masterfully brings to life a South in dramatic transition…[T]houghtful, sensitive… Philosophically challenging…” — Kirkus Reviews. 

416 pages.  Available for free download, or perfect bound (soft cover binding). ISBN 978-0-9768183-8-0.

A Piece of the Pie: The Story of Customer Service at Publix

A non-fiction book about the formula for award-winning customer service offered by a truly remarkable company, Publix Super Markets.  173 pages.  ISBN 978-0-9768183-7-3.

It’s Been Four Billion Years: The Story of Life on Earth a Million Years at a Time

A full color book about the history of life on Earth that, unlike so many other treatments, avoids making evolution all about mankind and the hominids.  202 pages, 202 full color illustrations. ISBN 978-0-9768183-9-7.

Oh Mother, That Man’s Here Again!! The Christmas Cards of Charles W. Carvin.  

Grandfather Carvin was a renowned humorist who performed with Bob Hope and Morey Amsterdam. He also drew his own Christmas cards from 1928 until 1971, poking cartoon fun at icons of politics and popular culture, ranging from FDR to LBJ, Adolf Hitler to Mae West, Mickey Mouse to Snoopy. This coffee-table book, made from those cards, becomes a  light-hearted chronicle of 20th century American history. Hardbound, 153 pages, 218 full color illustrations.


A website and blog for people interested in the culture of human arrogance and our remarkable tendency to be wrong.  The website’s tagline is “Fallibility > Humility > Civility.” (If we keep our fallibility in mind, we’ll likely be more civil in our conversations with others, especially on controversial topics like politics and religion  – and less likely to blow up the world in which we live.)  Clicking the menu above will take you to that website.

The Answering Machine

A short story (actually creative non-fiction) that was published in the literary magazine, The Foliate Oak, in May, 2017. (You can read it by clicking on The Answering Machine in the menu across the top of the page.)

Cage Stories 

Episodes from a life story (mine) from 1950 through 2000.