Daniel Wilcox

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Gender Male
Industry Arts
Occupation Poet and Fiction Writer
Location Santa Maria, California, United States
Introduction A committed Process-theist, Enlightenment ethicist and humanist, moral realist, human rights activist, and moderate skeptic (like Martin Gardner co-founder of the modern skeptic movement). I am a free-seeker--an avid seeker of the Good, the True, the Beautiful, and of equality, peace, justice, mercy, compassion, fidelity, generosity, and so forth. I try and model my life on Jesus' Sermon on the Mount and his parables such as the Good Samaritan. I've a deep passion for worldwide outreach to those in need. Loving and living for the Divine--Ultimate Reality in whom we love, move, and have our being. A poet and novelist; Married with three grown kids; Degree in Creative Writing from Cal State University Long Beach; Lived in the Middle East, Montana, etc; Former literature and writing teacher.
Interests Writing, Travel, Hiking, Photography, History, Philosophy, Science, Speculative Fiction, Swimming and other Water Sports including Snorkeling
Favorite Movies Heaven and Earth (on Vietnam War), Sommersby, Savior, The Stand, Bruce Almighty, The Mask, What Dreams May Come, Sleepy Hollow, Dr. Zhivago, The Emperor and the Assasin, States of Grace, The Sixth Day, Terminator 2, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Casablanca
Favorite Music Ballad, Country Rock, and Hard Rockn'Roll, Seals and Croft, Coffey Anderson, Lee Bryce, Brett Eldridge, Bob Dylan, The Byrds, Simon and Garfunkel, Set this Circus Down album, Mad at the World, Duet of You're the Reason God Made Oklahoma
Favorite Books The Why's of a Philosophical Scrivener by Martin Gardner, Sophie's World by Josteen Gaarder, How It Ends by Chris Impey, How Jesus Became God by Bart Ehrman, The Ancestor's Tale by Richard Dawkins, Albion's Seed by David Hackett Fischer, Jesus Wars by Phillip Jenkins, God's Almost Chosen People by George C. Rable, The Prince of the Marshes by Rory Stewart, Understanding the Apocalypse by Wilfrid J. Harrington, Contemplative Prayer by Thomas Merton, Clowning in Rome by Henri Nouwen, Night by Elie Wiesel, The End of Religion by Bruxy Cavey, The Modern Use of the Bible by Harry Emerson Fosdick, Rise of Endymion by Dan Simmons, God: A Guide for the Perplexed, and What the Bible Really Teaches by Keith Ward, Dynamics of Faith by Paul Tillich, The Cost of Discipleship by Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Henri Nouwen, The Sphinx by Edgar Allan Poe, Slavery, Sabbath, War and Women by Willard M. Swartley, Faith and History by Reinhold Niebuhr, A History of God by Karen Armstrong, The Eternal Promise by Thomas Kelly, The Great Upheaval by Jay Wink, To Know as We Are Known by Parker Palmer, Exodus by Leon Uris, Ringside Seat to a Revolution by David Dorado, When God Talks Back by T. M. Luhrmann, 11-23-63 b Stephen King, Midnight, Tick Tock, Watchers, by Dean Koontz, Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card, Thich Nhat Hanh, The Bonesetter's Daughter by Amy Tan, Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder, Thoreau, e.e. cummings, Edna St.Vincent Millay, Walt Whitman