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Illuminations

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

Beast Mode

Beast Mode. We all have one—a way of reacting to the world that does not involve higher-order, logical processing capacities, nor does it draw upon loving compassion for guidance. This level of reactivity conjures up a survival instinct far more primitive, and it triggers violent behaviors that are far more primal. 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...

Confronting criticism
JANUARY 02, 2021

Confronting criticism is an essential right of passage that every writer faces along that bumpy road toward publication. Whether you accept or dismiss critical feedback may be crucial to who you are and how you will function as a serious writer. Read More...