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Loving Anna

SCHOOL MUST BE OVER. I hear the front door slam mid-afternoon, followed by the stomp of footsteps as Anna seeks me out. Unfortunately, the odor of melting spray starch leaves me all too easy to find. Read More...

From The MHP Team

We The People

WE THE PEOPLE really need to become more activist around the ways private, capitalistic enterprises now control so many aspects of our lives without our informed consent. I’ve been talking for some time about the abusive tactics of social media companies, who drive us into states of manufactured outrage for the sake of inspiring greater internet engagement—only to sell our private data to other special interest groups behind our backs. Read More...

Flotsam & Jetsam

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Black Hole or Space Donut?
APRIL 23, 2019

Hilton Ratcliffe is Skeptical | Muse Harbor author Hilton Ratcliffe doesn’t shy away from controversy. In fact, the South African astrophysicist is quite certain that little of what we perceive about the cosmos is, in reality, reality. Discover Mr. Ratcliffe's fabulously heretical beliefs and decide for yourself. Are black holes real...or merely an illusion propagated by a foundering scientific principle? Read More...

More Common Obstacles
JANUARY 10, 2023

I've previously mentioned those few literary hurdles that I often confront when working with novice writers (See Obstacles). Getting stuck is the most common dilemma that new writers confront—and a conundrum that all writers face at one time or another. Although the act of getting stuck generally assumes that we'll eventually get ourselves un-stuck as well. That occasionally annoying perceptive rut known as 'writer's block isn't supposed to be a chronic condition, after all, and most of us manage to work our way free, sooner or later. Read More...