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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

Connecting The Human Dots

To all of my international friends, who wonder what’s happening in the US and who worry for their beloveds living here: Please realize that we Americans are losing the blind faith of pride in our own “exceptionalism” that gets embedded in us at a very early age. We are taught that we had a “manifest destiny” to settle a savage land, which gave us permission to conquer, displace, and murder those (now by definition) savages who were here first. 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...