So, after ignoring it for quite some time, I’ve realized that it may be wise to go for a pen name.
Suggestions have included:
Dog’s name, same last name.
Middle name, same last name.
Something resembling a 1920’s serial adventurer’s name.
Something evocative, resembling an unintelligible (or unpronounceable) symbol.
and, naturally, Max Power.
Any input is welcome.
-Brian (for now, at least)