Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Friend Brinton’s insightful study of the Quaker Movement in the last 300 years, how the Society has 4 different emphases

Currently, in the U.S. and many other nations (and in various ideological or religious movements in history), most humans seem given to extremes and fragmentation.
This leaves us often divisive, unbalanced, and distorted in our quest for truth.

As Howard H. Brinton insightfully explains in Friends for 300 Years this divisiveness and fragmentation even happens to good renewal movements such as the Friends, who came into being for the very purpose of regaining wholistic truth and avoiding all destructive tendencies of human history.

"Through the three centuries of Quaker history the four primary elements present in all religion have at different times exerted their influence in varying degrees."

Mystic Inner Life
Evangel Outreach
Social Justice

From 1650 to about 1750, mysticism and evangel outreach were in balance in the group as a whole though some individuals tended to stress one or the other.

But then mysticism and evangelicalism became a major conflict, each pressing the other to bad extremes among Quakers as a whole.

By the 1800’s, Quietism, (an excessive focus on mysticism—the inner life) became dominant, and the early expressive evangel preaching and sharing of truth with those outside of the society greatly receded.

Instead, the Friends became “a peculiar society” which besides their “inner life” focused on exclusive boundaries and rigid rules.
Exactly the Opposite of the Early Friends who emphasized the CENTER, not exclusion and conformity to outward rules and dress.

During the latter half of the 20th century and the 1st 23 years of the 21st, rationalism and social justice took over and have assumed greater prominence,
(except for a few fundamentalist Friends who have abandoned the key points of the Society and, instead, inserted-asserted Reformed theology, the exact opposite of ALL that Quakerism means)!

"The best type of religion is one in which the mystical, the evangelical, the rational and the social are so related that each exercises a restraint on the others. Too exclusive an emphasis on mysticism results in a religion which is individualistic, subjective and vague."

Too dominant an evangelicalism results in religion which is authoritarian, creedal and external; too great an emphasis on rationalism results in a cold, intellectual religion which appeals only to the few.

Too engrossing a devotion to the social justice results in a religion which, in improving the outer environment, ignores serious defects of the inner life which cause the outer disorders.

Brinton also goes on to warn against "vitalism which worships the life-force in its biological sense" which has very little in common with the central message of the Early Friends.

My response to Brinton's excellent analysis: About the only point where I disagree with Brinton is when he says the 4 qualities "each exercise a restraint on the others."

No--and that sounds too negative--it is rather that when Most bathed in the Light, the 4 parts of true transcendental reality relate/commune, giving a redeeming uplifting of each other and are the Seed of true moral and spiritual becoming.

Read Friends for 300 Years (or the updated version, Friends for 350 Years) and be not only intellectually enlightened, but raised up in the LIGHT!
Friend on the edge, Daniel

Tuesday, January 30, 2024


Awake to Seek

Up and suit yourself,

Into the floundering pattern-mudded
Consciousness of this our finite skin---

Into a being 'berthed' bemused, beseemed morning
So like the proverbial hog, boar or sow of the round ring

Who as life's suitors get caught by our snouted 'knows;'
Beshrewed, besotted, bemired so we instinctively grunt,

Tempted by our sensual, careening awareness
Or our dutiful grindstoned routine,

We press our life's suit 'til evening
Or wallow down

To our suited Wake.

1st pub. in Moria Poetry


in the time of Darkness

to commune with the Transcendently Real
in the midst of our utter loss

in the darkened night of alone
to contemplate despite a soon demise,

to live in the Infinite's silence
deafens our wayward heart and leaves

our confused mind bereft;
the Divine answers no pleas

our anguished request left--

to hope against midnight's despair
to trust in all that is blessedly Fair,

so Beautiful, Right, Good and Just
despite our world history of horror

for naught, and absurd;
we seek

a slight glimmer
of the billion-lighted

meaning shimmering briefly
in our finite reason and creative awareness,

before the cosmos spun into place,
eternally ever always



In the Light,

Dan Wilcox

Wednesday, January 24, 2024

My Rating of the BEST MOVIES and TV SHOWS

Ones worth watching at least 2-3 times; and studying a few even more...

1. The Stand Original Miniseries
(not the recent inferior, at times hokey, one)

2. North and South Miniseries

3. Breaking Bad
(best dramatic tragedy TV series ever)

4. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
(endlessly thematically deep movie though it has
a few unnecessary bad scenes)

5. On the Waterfront

6. Star Wars-Empire Strikes Back duo

7. Dr. Zhivago

8. Original Star Trek, (some amazing episodes) and Star Trek:NG (a few powerful episodes)

8. Casablanca
(didn't get tired of this amazing classic,
until I had re-watched, studied the film 11 times!)

9. Sommersby
(very creative script and great acting; at times overly idealistic take on post-Civil War
South that has deeply moral themes

10. States of Grace
(deeply spiritual drama, powerful except for very long excessively slow ending)

11. A Stranger Among Us
(powerful moral story of devout Jewish view of reality versus secular police officers’ view)

12. Time Cop
(great futuristic time travel movie with unexpected plot twists)

13. The Sixth Day

14. Total Recall
(despite gratuitous scenes and excessive lethal violence)

15. Terminator 2
(despite intense over-done violent attack by mother of hero)

16. Sleepy Hollow
(intriguing adaption of the classic American literature story
by Washington Irving)

17. Savior
(powerful moral story of modern war in former Yugoslavia,
at times too realistic such as its constant gross cursing in every scene;
so weird that almost all indviduals in the military constantly use profanity and obscenity
in their speech:-( AFter I retired from teaching, I drove--moved cars around California for rental
agencies; but the 4 drivers I wroekd with constantly cursed and told me that the only reason I didn't
is because I hadn't been in the army.)

18. Bruce Almighty
(best comic, thematic, moral, spiritual movie ever)

19. Oblivion (s-f wonder
(but has brief gratuitous swim scene and unbelievable, anachronistic ball-glove-50’s episode)

20. Interstellar

21. Face-Off
(fascinating s-f story with deep moral dilemmas, contrasting a law-focused, though rigid, police with an sociopathic, though fascinating, terroist; despite extreme graphic slaughter and hard-to-believe abusive futuristic prison episode)

22. Contact

23. District 9
(most creative, suspenseful, at times tragic, and comic
by South African director)

19. Flight of the Navigator
(very best s-f Disney movie back when there wasn't CGI)

20. By the Sword Divided Miniseries,
(intense BBC English Civil War drama)

21. The Mask
(hilarious way-out-there creative comedy,
despite one brief gross scene)

22. Roads to Freedom BBC/PBS Miniseries
from Jean-Paul Sartre's complex novel trilogy
(about 20th century Europe's politcal, philsophical, moral dilmenas;
though I feel ambivalent including it now that I know the horrific facts of Sartre's
and Simone deBeauvoir’s immoral and unjust lives
—including her grooming many girl students
for his sexual exploitation, and her own,
and their horrific—almost impossible to understand
strong support of Stalin and the Soviet Union!)

23. A Sound of Thunder
(s-f short story by Ray Bradbury)

24. Modern Times

25. The Time Machine (original)

26. What Dreams May Come

27. Lost
(1st season only;
after that it became cheesy with contradictions and lame stuff)

28. Logan’s Run

29. Planet of the Apes
(liked this classic; watched it 2 or 3 times in a row when I 1st
saw it in the theatre in 1968)

30. Centennial Miniseries

31. Shogun Miniseries
(dated now, but when 1st shown was powerful)

32. The Terminator
(despite extreme graphic slaughter)

33. Romeo and Juliet
(60’s, 1st version)

34. The Outer Limits TV series
(some creative s-f episodes)

35. The Twilight Zone
(many s-f episodes)

36. The Expanse TV Series
(1st season only)

37. a few episodes of the terror drama, 24

38. V Minseries (1983)

39. Heroes (1st season though too episodic)

40. The Walking Dead
(1st season only)

41. The Piano and Who’s on First --Abbot and Costello

(creative plot/characters/themes but ruined by
nearly constant graphic immoral behavior)

43.The Fugitive

44. The Day the Earth Stood Still

45.Easy Rider

46. Combat TV series
(WW2 war drama)

47. Sea Hunt

48. Kindergarten Cop
(intriguing comedy-thriller, but
the climatic conclusion is way-too-excessively violent)

49. Falling Down

50. Oh God!
(classic comedy with Burns as 'God')

51. Dead Poet Society
(Robin Williams as the creative teacher,
a coming-of-age story,
though it is too 60ish cliched)

52.Over There
(realistic Iraq war story, a few episodes)

53. China Beach TV Series
(a few episodes, especially
one about the moral dilemma of whether or not medical staff
ought to try and save the life of a Viet Cong terrorist leader

54. Boys in Company C/Born on the 4th of July/Deer Hunter
(powerful Vietnam War movies)

55. Ghost in the Shell
(amazingly original Japanese anime movie

56. Simpsons
(a few hilarious episodes)

57. Rocky and Bullwinkle
(cartoon with hidden allusions and jokes for
parents watching with their kids)

58. Wizard of OZ

58. The Flinstones

58. Top Cat
(60's animation popular with us kids back then)

59. Shane
(most famous classic western)

60. Z
(intense politcal drama about the modern Greek dictatorship)


The Sound of Music

some Woody Allan creative movies such as Annie Hall
(though now I avoid his movies because of his immoral actions that have come out)

The China Syndrome

The Winds of War Miniseries
(based upon Herman Wouk's WW2 novels)

Testimony of 2 Men

Against the Wind Miniseries


The Good, Bad, and the Ugly

Dr. Who British fantasy-sf series
(a few episodes)

Zorro TV series
(my dad and I used to watch that when I was a kid)

In the Light,

Dan Wilcox

Friday, January 19, 2024

More Public History Getting Torn Down-- How Wrong!

How tragic that public history is being torn down!! Will the Jefferson Memorial be next since Jefferson Never freed his slaves?

ALL human leaders in the past failed morally in many ways, as do we now!
But some human leaders, despite their moral failures, we still honor with statues because of their GOOD actions they did!

The statue of Gaspar de Portola, the Spanish explorer, at Pacifica was just torn down by Cal Trans!!

The statue of Spanish military officer Gaspar de Portola, which stood near the Pacifica Community Center for more than 30 years, started drawing attention in the summer of 2020, as discussions about racial justice and the legacies of colonization reached a boiling point across the nation.
In the late 1760s, Portola led a Spanish fleet along the California coast, including by the San Francisco Bay, and is credited with sparking settlements in the area that ultimately displaced Indigenous inhabitants.

Bob n' Renee via Wiki Commons; Illustration via SFGATE

In mid-2020, a petition calling for the statue’s removal — which read, in part, that the “colonialism, racism and patriarchy this statue represents has no place in the City of Pacifica” — gained nearly 5,000 signatures. Meanwhile, other statues of historical figures, including Christopher Columbus, Ulysses S. Grant and Junipero Serra, were being toppled across the Bay Area, either officially or by protesters.

And, even William Penn's statue was to be removed by the National Park Service from Philadelphia this month, but enough people objected so that is uncertain now.
Matt Rourke/AP
YET William Penn paid the Native Americans for his landgrant of Pennsylvania (granted to him by the King). And he and his followers defended innocent Native Americans from racist-invaders such as the Scotch-Irish who masssacred innocent Native civilians!

Portola's statue’s "confiscation, done without ceremony a little after 9 a.m. on Thursday, was first reported by the Pacifica Tribune."
January 18, 2024

In the Light of the Good, the Just, the Kind,
and the actual facts of history, not the ideological distortions!

Dan Wilcox

Sunday, January 14, 2024

Forgotten Black Leaders of the Past--Edward David Bland, Virginia Legistlator, Jordan Point Lighthouse Keeper, Teacher...

Edward David Bland (1848–1927) 3 Terms in the Virginia House of Delegates, shoemaker, lighthouse keeper, teacher, minister. His serving as a lighthouse keeper is very unusual, because lighthouse keepers were almost always Caucasian.

Excerpt from Wikipedia:
"Bland was born into slavery, probably in Dinwiddie County, Virginia, to Frederick Bland and Nancy Yates Bland. After the Civil War, the family moved to Petersburg, Virginia, where Frederick Bland worked as a shoemaker and preacher. Bland learned the shoemaker's trade from his father, and attended a local night school organized by Northerners for African Americans. He married Nancy Jones of Petersburg on December 18, 1872; two years later, they moved to City Point, Virginia, where he worked as a shoemaker. The couple had nine children."

"Bland became involved in local politics in the 1870s. At a mass meeting of black Republicans in 1879, Bland gave a speech advocating an alliance with the Readjuster party led by William Mahone. With the support of the Readjusters, Bland was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates that year, defeating incumbent Robert E. Bland to represent Prince George and Surry Counties. He served on the Committee on Executive Expenditures and the Committee on Schools and Colleges, and was a delegate to the Virginia Republican Party convention in 1880.

"After being re-elected in 1881, he served on the Committee on Agriculture and Mining, the Committee on Claims, and the Committee on Retrenchment and Economy. During that session, black Republicans passed legislation to create a state college and an insane asylum for Virginia's African Americans and increase funding for black public schools. Their success was followed by white backlash; in 1883, Conservatives launched a white supremacy campaign which helped them regain a majority in the Virginia General Assembly.
Bland was nevertheless re-elected that year and served on the Committee on Propositions and Grievances, the Committee on Enrolled Bills, and the Committee on Officers and Offices at the Capitol. After serving his third term, he yielded his seat to Republican William Faulcon but remained active in local politics.

Later years "Bland spent the rest of his life in Prince George County. He worked as a teacher, minister, shoemaker, and keeper of the Jordan Point Lighthouse, near City Point, Virginia. Around 1900, he moved to a farm, where he died of nephritis on February 13, 1927. He was buried at Providence Cemetery (now People's Memorial Cemetery) in Petersburg, Virginia.

"In 2012, Virginia state senator Jennifer McClellan introduced a bill (VA HJR64) to "Recognize and celebrate the outstanding service of the African American men elected to the Virginia General Assembly during Reconstruction, on the occasion of the Sesquicentennial of the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 2013." The bill recognized Bland along with Samuel P. Bolling, Daniel M. Norton, and other notable African-American legislators.

"In 1954, the Edward D. Bland Courts housing project in Hopewell, Virginia, was named in his honor."

-- from African-American Leaders during and following the Reconstruction era

"More than 1,500 African American officeholders served during the Reconstruction era (1865–1877) and in the years after Reconstruction before white supremacy, disenfranchisement, and the Democratic Party fully reasserted control in Southern states."
"Historian Canter Brown Jr. noted that in some states, such as Florida, the highest number of African Americans were elected or appointed to offices after the end of Reconstruction in 1877...until before 1900."

"U.S. Senate
Blanche Bruce – Mississippi 1875–1881
P. B. S. Pinchback – Louisiana 1873, elected but the Senate refused to seat him (also Louisiana Lt. Governor, Louisiana Senate, acting Louisiana Governor, Louisiana Constitutional Convention)
Hiram Rhodes Revels – Mississippi 1870 (also Mississippi Secretary of State)

"U.S. House of Representatives
Main articles: First generation of African-American House members, 1870–1893 and List of African-American United States representatives
Richard H. Cain – South Carolina 1873–1875, 1877–1879 (also South Carolina Senate, House, Constitutional Congress)[2] Henry P. Cheatham – North Carolina 1889–1894
Robert C. De Large – South Carolina 1871–1873 (also South Carolina House, South Carolina Constitutional Convention, and State Land Commissioner)
Robert B. Elliott – South Carolina 1871–1874 (also South Carolina House, South Carolina Attorney General, South Carolina Constitutional Convention, South Carolina Senate, city council)
Jeremiah Haralson – Alabama 1875–1877 (also Alabama Senate and Alabama House)
John Adams Hyman – North Carolina 1875–1877 (also North Carolina Senate and North Carolina Constitutional Convention)[2] John Mercer Langston – Virginia 1890–1891 (also U.S. Minister to Haiti)
Jefferson F. Long – Georgia 1871
John R. Lynch – Mississippi 1873–1877, 1882–1883 (also speaker of the Mississippi House)
John Willis Menard – Louisiana, 1868 elected but not seated
Thomas E. Miller – South Carolina September 24, 1890 – March 3, 1891 (also South Carolina Senate, South Carolina House, and South Carolina Constitutional Convention)
George W. Murray – South Carolina 1893–1897
Charles E. Nash – Louisiana 1875 –1877
James E. O'Hara – North Carolina 1883–1887 (also North Carolina House)
Joseph H. Rainey – South Carolina 1870–1879 (also South Carolina Senate and South Carolina Constitutional Convention)
Alonzo J. Ransier – South Carolina 1873–1875 (also South Carolina Lt. Governor and Constitutional Convention)
James T. Rapier – Alabama 1873–1875 (also Alabama Constitutional Convention)
Robert Smalls – South Carolina 1875–1879, 1882–1887 (also South Carolina Senate, South Carolina House, and Constitutional Convention)
Benjamin Sterling Turner – Alabama 1871–1873
Josiah T. Walls – Florida 1871–1876 (also Florida House, Florida Senate, and Florida Constitutional Convention)
George Henry White – North Carolina 1897–1901 (also North Carolina House and North Carolina Senate)[2] Alabama
Between 1868 and 1878, more than 100 African Americans served in the Alabama Legislature.

Senate of Virginia
James W. D. Bland – Prince Edward County 1869 (also Virginia Constitutional Convention)
Cephas L. Davis – Mecklenburg County 1879
John M. Dawson – Charles City, Elizabeth City, James City, Warwick, and York counties 1874–1877
Joseph P. Evans – Petersburg 1874
Nathaniel M. Griggs – Prince Edward County 1887–1890
James R. Jones Mecklenburg County – 1875–1877 and 1881–1883
Isaiah L. Lyons – Surry, York, Elizabeth City, and Warwick counties 1869–1871
William P. Moseley – Goochland County 1869–1871 (also Virginia Constitutional Convention)
Francis "Frank" Moss – Buckingham County 1869–1871 (also Virginia House and Virginia Constitutional Convention)
Daniel M. Norton – James City and York counties 1871–1873 and 1877–1887 (also Virginia Constitutional Convention)
Guy Powell – Nottoway, Lunenburg and Brunswick counties 1875–1878
John Robinson – Cumberland County 1869–1873 (also Virginia Constitutional Convention)
William N. Stevens – Petersburg 1871–1878 and Sussex County 1881 (also Virginia House)
George Teamoh – Norfolk County 1869–1871 (also Virginia Constitutional Convention)

"Virginia House of Delegates
William H. Andrews – Surry County 1869–1871 (also Virginia Constitutional Convention)[126] William H. Ash – Amelia and Nottoway counties 1887 Briton Baskerville, Jr. – Mecklenburg County 1887[126] Edward David Bland – Prince George and Surry counties 1879–1884 Phillip S. Bolling – Cumberland and Buckingham counties; elected in 1883 but was ruled ineligible[126] Samuel P. Bolling – Cumberland and Buckingham counties 1883–1887[126] Tazewell Branch – Prince Edward County 1874–1877 William H. Brisby – New Kent County 1869–1871[126] Goodman Brown – Prince George and Surry counties 1887[126] Peter J. Carter – Northampton County 1871–1878 Matt Clark – Halifax County 1874[126] George William Cole – Essex County 1879[126] Asa Coleman – Halifax County 1871–1873 Johnson Collins – Brunswick County 1879 Aaron Commodore – Essex County 1875–1877 Miles Connor – Norfolk County 1875–1877[126] Henry Cox – Chesterfield and Powhatan counties 1869–1877 Isaac Dabbs – Charlotte County 1875–1877 McDowell Delaney – Amelia County 1871–1873[126] Amos Andre Dodson – Mecklenburg County 1883 Shed Dungee – Cumberland and Buckingham counties 1879–1882[126] Jesse Dungey – King William County 1871–1873[126] Isaac Edmundson – Halifax County 1869–1871[126] Ballard T. Edwards – Chesterfield and Powhatan counties 1869–1871[126] Joseph P. Evans – Petersburg 1871–1873 (also Virginia Senate) William D. Evans – Prince Edward County 1877–1880[126] William W. Evans – Petersburg 1887[126] William Faulcon – Prince George and Surry counties 1885–1887[126] George Fayerman – Petersburg 1869–1871[126] James A. Fields – Elizabeth City and James City counties 1889 Alexander Q. Franklin – Charles City County 1889[126] John Freeman – Halifax County 1871[126] William Gilliam – Prince George County 1871–1875 James P. Goodwyn – Petersburg 1874[126] Armistead Green – Petersburg 1881–1884[126] Robert G. Griffin – James City and York counties 1883[126] Nathaniel M. Griggs – Prince Edward County 1883 (also Virginia Senate) Ross Hamilton – Mecklenburg County 1869–1882, 1889 Alfred W. Harris – Petersburg 1881–1888 H. Clay Harris – Halifax County 1874–1875[126] Henry C. Hill – Amelia County 1874–1875[126] Charles E. Hodges – Norfolk County 1869–1871[126] John Q. Hodges – Princess Anne County 1869–1871[126] Henry Johnson – Amelia and Nottoway counties 1889–1890[126] Benjamin Jones – Charles City County 1869–1871[126] James R. Jones – Mecklenburg County 1885–1887 (also Virginia Senate) Peter K. Jones – Greensville County 1869–1877 (also Virginia Constitutional Convention) Robert G. W. Jones – Charles City County 1869–1871[126] Rufus S. Jones – Elizabeth City and Warwick counties 1871–1875[127] William H. Jordan – Petersburg 1885–1887[126] Alexander G. Lee – Elizabeth City and Warwick 1877–1879[128] Neverson Lewis – Chesterfield and Powhatan counties 1879–1882[126] James F. Lipscomb – Cumberland County 1869–1877[126] William P. Lucas – Louisa County 1874–1875[126] John W. B. Matthews – Petersburg 1871–1873[126] J. B. Miller Jr. – Goochland County 1869–1871[126] Peter G. Morgan – Petersburg 1869–1871 (also Virginia Constitutional Convention and city council) Francis "Frank" Moss – Buckingham County 1874 (also Virginia Senate and Virginia Constitutional Convention) Armistead S. Nickens – Lancaster County 1871–1875 Frederick S. Norton – James City and Williamsburg counties 1869–1871[126] Robert Norton – Elizabeth City and York counties 1869–1872, 1881 Alexander Owen – Halifax County 1869–1871[126] Littleton Owens – Princess Anne County 1879–1882[126] Richard G. L. Paige – Norfolk County 1871–1875, 1879–1882 William H. Patterson – Charles City County 1871–1873 Caesar Perkins – Buckingham County 1869–1871, 1878–1888, 1887 Fountain M. Perkins – Louisa County 1869–1871[129] John W. Poindexter – Louisa County 1875–1877[126] Joseph B. Pope – Southampton County 1879[126] Guy Powell – Brunswick County 1881 (also Virginia Senate) William H. Ragsdale – Charlotte County 1869–1871[126] John H. Robinson – Elizabeth City and James City, and York counties 1887[126] R. D. Ruffin – Dinwiddie County 1875[126] Archer Scott – Amelia and Nottoway counties 1875–1877, 1879–1884[126] George L. Seaton – Alexandria County 1869–1871[126] Dabney Smith – Charlotte County 1881[126] Henry D. Smith – Greensville County 18790[126] Robert M. Smith – Elizabeth City and Warwick counties 1875–1877[126] William N. Stevens – Sussex County 1869–1879 (also Virginia Senate) John B. Syphax – Arlington County 1874 Henry Turpin – Goochland County 1871 John Watson – Mecklenburg County 1869 (also Virginia Constitutional Convention) Maclin C. Wheeler – Brunswick County 1883[130] Robert H. Whittaker – Brunswick County 1875–1877 Ellis Wilson – Dinwiddie County 1869–1871[126] Virginia Constitutional Convention William H. Andrews – Surry County 1867–1868 (also Virginia House)[127] James D. Barrett – Fluvanna County 1867–1868[127] Thomas Bayne – Norfolk 1867–1868 James W. D. Bland – Prince Edward County 1867–1868 (also Virginia Senate)[127] William Breedlove – Essex County 1867–1868[127] John Brown – Southampton County 1867–1868[127] David Canada – Halifax County 1867–1868[127] James B. Carter – Chesterfield and Powhatan counties 1867–1868[127] Joseph Cox – Richmond 1867–1868[127] John Wesley Cromwell – Clerk of the Virginia Constitutional Convention 1867 Willis Augustus Hodges – Princess Anne County 1867–1868 Joseph R. Holmes – Charlotte and Halifax counties 1867–1868 Peter K. Jones – Greensville and Sussex counties 1867–1868 (also Virginia House) Samuel F. Kelso – Campbell County 1867–1868[127] Lewis Lindsey – Richmond 1867–1868[127] Peter G. Morgan – Petersburg 1867–1868 (also Virginia House and city council) William P. Moseley – Goochland County 1867–1868 (also Virginia Senate) Francis "Frank" Moss – Buckingham County 1867–1868 (also Virginia House and Virginia Senate) Edward Nelson – Charlotte County 1867–1868[127] Daniel M. Norton – Yorktown 1867–1868 (also Virginia Senate) John Robinson – Cumberland County 1867–1868 (also Virginia Senate) James T. S. Taylor – Albemarle County 1867–1868[127] George Teamoh – Portsmouth 1867–1868 (also Virginia Senate) Burwell Toler – Hanover County 1867–1868 John Watson – Mecklenburg County 1867–1868 (also Virginia House)[127] Federal offices P. H. A. Braxton – collector at the United States Custom House in Westmoreland County (also constable) William Breedlow or Breedlove – postmaster of Tappahannock March 3, 1870 – March 13, 1871[11] Robert H. Cauthorn – postmaster of Dunnsville September 21, 1897 – October 24, 1901[11] James H. Cunningham – postmaster of Manchester September 20, 1869 – August 1, 1872[11] William Henry Hayes – postmaster of Boydton June 17, 1889 – March 25, 1893[11] John T. Jackson Sr. – postmaster of Alanthus March 23, 1891 – January 31, 1940[11] William H. Johnson – postmaster of Baynesville November 29, 1893 – October 23, 1897[11] Wade H. Mason – postmaster of Bluestone March 13, 1890 – November 14, 1902[11] Isaac Morton – postmaster of Port Royal March 2, 1870 – October 29, 1872[11] Daniel A. Twyman – postmaster of Junta August 12, 1898 – October 23, 1898
Local offices
P. H. A. Braxton – King William County constable 1872 (also U.S. Custom House collector)
Peter G. Morgan – Petersburg city council (also Virginia House and Virginia Constitutional Convention)
V. Cook Nickens – constable of Leesburg Magisterial District 1873

"Further reading

Bailey, Richard. Neither Carpetbaggers Nor Scalawags: Black Officeholders During the Reconstruction of Alabama, 1867–1878.
Montgomery: Richard Bailey Publishers, 1995. ISBN 978-0962721809
Brown, Jr., Canter. Florida's Black Public Officials, 1867–1924. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 1998. ISBN 9780817309169 Gibbs, Mifflin Wistar. Shadow and Light: An Autobiography. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1995. ISBN 978-0-8032-7050-3 Southern Black Leaders of the Reconstruction Era. Howard N. Rabinowitz, editor. University of Illinois Press, 1982. ISBN 978-0252009723"

Wednesday, January 3, 2024

Lines for inspiration and reflection

Hearts-full, Not location or creed

Instead Evangelicals live for US First--
Group-egotists, of that proud sort

Water piped in from pristine reservoirs
Lush grass, high-tech, enlarged houses and store;

But down below, poor refugees get Walled out,
Live in patched together plastic tents,

Preyed upon by ruthless cartel killers;
Or back down on their small stony acre

Near their shack and Jesus church of prayer
Where peasants Juan and Ana used be

Poverty, local gangs, and disease ruled;
But now hope for kind actions, smiles,and care;

Flighting Surprise

In my morning mug
Cold milk, washed blue berries
Dark and delicious
Lay waiting for another swig

Wait; what’s that?
Adhering--a wispy white feather

Or more briefly:

flighting surprise

in my morning mug--
adhering to wet blue berries
a wispy white feather

humming attack

wearing my fiery red shirt
for Christmas, I open our
sliding glass door;
sudden jolt in front
of my startled face--
a flash of feathers hum-buzzes,
darts within inches of me;

but away it flits left
back to that flowering bush
along our fence--
me a reject


side of the road

gray shadowed mail box
overwhelmed green, red-purple
bloomed jungle wonder

Twilight: Crossing Shimmering Streams into Dusk and Stars

fall back to autumn

treetops blazing gold
with the last light of this day--
we lift our eyes

a time for springing

festivals of Monet-splashed leaves
that my sister and I raked and piled high
in the deep ditch in front
and jumped down into,

and our large garden behind the parsonage
with pumpkins, melons, and withered corn rows...

and lightning bugs on the wane,
flashing on and off

full of fall...



bite my teeth on famous lines
a hole lot of fragmented shells;
hunger hollows within--
deepening abyss
of lost longing
lone-ranging, reigning the distance
of a round heartless night

of a round heart-last light
lane-ranging, raining the day-stance
of last longing
steepening a-bless
fulness hallows within--
a whole lot of fragranced shalls;
bide my heart on famous lines

August 2020:

bolder utah

utah boulders

eye widening rock
pastels bold in harvest's sun--
basalt garden wonder


at the park's bat box

my young grandson scooping up handfuls
of dust
and swinging it loose--
fogged clouds of powder
lighted by sunshine
disfused halos
that disperse
back to cleated ground


gull wings

gullish wings
lightly spraying over gray clod fields
6-year drought--
so 'irrigating'!


In Every Crisis

When flailed, blind-sided,
Going down fast in
A basket abyss shrivel of worth-loss
And hope fails all drowned,
Do we launch deeper into the Deep?

Do we weep,
Do we shrive?

For in every crisis

*From crawler to butterfly--chrysalis

Even in the worst, most evil events, each of us still has the difficult possibility of heeding Viktor Frankl’s shocking words about their horrific experiences in Auschwitz Concentration Camp:
“Between stimulus [even trying to survive at Auschwitz!] and response
there is a space.
In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”
“As we see it, an analogous relationship between the realm of human freedom and a realm superior to man is quite imaginable, so that man is endowed with free will...”
Viktor E. Frankl
“(26 March 1905 – 2 September 1997 was an Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist, and a Holocaust survivor, of Theresienstadt, Auschwitz, Kaufering and T├╝rkheim. Frankl was the founder of logotherapy (literally "healing through meaning") a meaning-centered school of psychotherapy…part of existential and humanistic psychology theories. He is the author of over 39 books; he is most noted for his best-selling book Man's Search for Meaning based on his experiences in various Nazi concentration camps...
In 1941 he married his first wife Tilly Grosser, who was a station nurse at the Rothschild hospital. Soon after they were married, she became pregnant but they were forced to abort the child. Tilly died in the Bergen Belsen concentration camp. His father Gabriel died in the Terezin concentration camp(Theresienstadt) in 1942. His mother and brother, Walter, were both killed in Auschwitz
--Bio from Wikipedia

Dan's Brief Bio:
How did I become a hobbling mutant with a red walker?
Got struck with bad stroke of bad luck 4 1/2 years ago, shortly after returning with my sweetheart from a 12,000 mile Ram camper van trip to the heartland of the U.S. and the Great Lakes.
Plenty of scenic hiking, history-learning, photo-taking, cusine-enjoying. So many
beautiful natural scenes, historical places, colorful lighthouses, quilting stores, and chilly weather!

Would you believe, we encountered 3 weeks of stormy weather in May and June?
About May the 24th I encountered a dense snow storm in western Colorado, gripped knuckle-hard my Ram steering wheel because of dangerous side-winds in eastern Colorado, barely missed 2 tornados in Kansas by about 5 minutes, but got severe lightning all about me.
And survived coat-cold weather in Michigan in June. Hit by heavy hail coming into Duluth, Minnesota.
And it rained, rained, rained--especially in Missouri.
However, we loved the trip:-)

Now I am virtually stuck here looking out at the chilly gloom of January 2024 on the Central Coast of California, at our bare-branched plum tree, our 2 rambunctious cats, the Sphinx and Selah.
You might like to do a Google sleuth and find washed up pieces of my poetic driftwood lines on the vast shores of the Internet.

Dan's wild lines have fallen to print in many magazines including vox poetica, Fish Food Magazine, Contemporary American Voices,
The Camel Saloon, Ascent Aspirations, Poetry Pacific, Dead Snakes, Paradise Review, The Mindful Word, Enhance Literary and Art Magazine, Knot Middle Eastern Literary Journal, Mouse Tales Press, Mad Swirl, Ancient Paths Literary Magazine,, Front Porch Review, The Greensilk Journal, Bigger Stones, Lyrical Passion Poetry, Eunoia Review, The New Verse News, Decades Review, Quill and Parchment, Poydras Review, Counterexample Poetics, The Copperfield Review, Rubber Lemon,, Poetry Super Highway, Three Line Poetry, The Clockwise Cat, Liturgical Credo, Willows Wept Review, vox poetica, Structo Magazine #4, Four and Twenty, Gloom Cupboard, Clutching at Straws, The Centrifugal Eye, Wild Violet Literary Magazine, Lyrical Passion Poetry, A Handful of Stones, Haiku Journal, Right Hand Pointing, The Bicycle Review, Leaf Garden, The Recusant, Calliope Nerve, Static Movement, Unfettered Verse,,, Word Riot, and
Moria Poetry, MediaVirus Magazine, Lunarosity, Hanging Moss Journal, The New Verse News, ocean diamond, The Writer's Eye, Mad Swirl, Abandoned Towers, Writer's Ink, The Scruffy Dog Review, Oak Bend Review, Crossing Rivers Into Twilight, Tipton Poetry Journal, The Cherry Blossom Review, Word Catalyst, The Houston Literary Review, Lucid Rhythms, Identity Theory, Halfway Down the Stairs, Frame Lines, Full of Crow, The Externalist, The Driftwood Review, Western Friend Magazine, Flutter Poetry Journal, Frostwriting, Words-Myth, Ink Sweat & Tears, Erbacce Print Journal, Sentinel Poetry Online, The November 3rd Club, the poetry warrior, The Shine Journal, Mississippi Crow Magazine, The Cerebral Catalyst, Anthrozine, Ink, Sweat, & Tears, Stylus Poetry Journal, Idlewheel Literary Friction, The Indite Circle, The Rogue Poetry Journal, The WriteSideUp, La Fenetre International Literary Magazine,The Other Side Magazine, Gambit, etc.

Previous published poems in the past:
October 2019:
A Poetic Debacle of the American News

May 2019:
First pub. in Stylus Poetry Journal

April 2019:
playing blues

March 2019:
I became a beachcomber of beauty

February 2019:
El Paso

First pub. in Unlikely Stories IV
Alluded Fractures

A Twist of Words

First pub. in Counterexample Poetics

January 2019:
my gramma's beheading like the results of Dort

September 2018:
mused moments in nature

side of the road mailbox

california dazing

January 2018:
Lemons, "Pineapples" and Mexico
(for my dad)

October 2017:

connudrumed Clockwise Cat

October 2016:
a haiku, dripping rain vox poetica

December 2015:
bidingTimeabiding Dead Snakes

Poem for My Dad Lightwaveseeker

Deaf to Death

September 2015:

Ricochet Dead Snakes
First pub. Yes Poetry

End of a Rope First pub. The New Verse News


August 2015:
The Signal of the Flag

The Wind Blew Away the Young
(Dedicated to Kurt Vonnegut)
First pub. in Mad Swirl

July 2015:

One Dog Night Dead Snakes
First pub. in Unlikely Stories 2.0

Film Over Our Eyes
First pub. in Camel Saloon

First pub. in Camel Saloon

April 2015:
Gazing on Gaza Contemporary American Voices

First pub. in The Write Room

our 'checkered' past

February 2015:
The Modern Covenant Dead Snakes
First pub. in The Cerebral Catalyst

Iraqi Temples
First pub. in The November 3rd Club

On Visiting Hemingway's Mansion
First pub. in The Rogue Poetry Review

Moon River Poetry Pacific
First pub. in Ascent Aspirations

horse trailer
First pub. in lyrical passion poetry

November 2014: The Road to Elsewhere Fish Food Magazine October 2014: RELEASE OF KINDLE VERSION OF THE FEELING OF THE EARTH August 2014: The Pull-Out Coyote vox poetica dark cliff walls Three Line Poetry July 2014: If you haven't checked out any of my other creative websites, hark over to them: Social and Spiritual and Personal Poems More Poems and Stories, Light in the Darkness Speculative/Science Fiction Poems and Stories May 2014: 1967 Dead Snakes Use Your Head First pub. in Unlikely Stories IV Face-Overs First pub. in Mouse Tales Press JANUARY 2014: THE FEELING OF THE EARTH A Speculative Novel of the Past and the Future In 2013: Short story, "The Gift," in Scattered Hearts: An Anthology and available on the website November 2013: Film Over Our Eyes Camel Saloon October 2013: Juxtaposition Camel Saloon September 2013: The Dog's Syria Dead Snakes First pub. in The Recusant, UK Gum Up First pub. in Poydras Review August 2013: Retreaded Poetry Pacific July 2013: Nail Holes Enhance Literary Magazine June 2013: "Roll Ever Columbia" cavalcadeofstars Northeast Night two hands vox poetica May 2013: The Last Libation Dead Snakes First pub. in Sentinel Online Midnight Voyager First pub. in La Fenetre in France April 2013: The Revolution Dead Snakes First pub. in Lucid Rhythms March 2013: Ah, Bird Poop Van Dead Snakes First pub. in The Bicycle Review November 2012: In Every Crisis Ancient Paths Literary Magazine After the Battle The Write Room They Have Procedures Mad Swirl Face-Overs Mouse Tales Press October 2012: At the Retreat Ascent Aspirations September 2012: Three Sons Fight and Allah Knot Magazine, Middle Eastern Journal First pub. in Arab Spring First pub. in The New Verse News Shell Casings First pub. in different form in The Recusant El Paso Unlikely Stories IV Use Your Head? Monks Brawl in Holy Sepulcher First pub. in The New Verse News August 2012: AWOL Paradise Review July 2012: Shipping Thirty Pieces The Camel Saloon WayLight The Mindful Word 4-Letter Praise Discarding First pub. in Tipton Poetry Journal Present Moment First pub. in Liturgical Credo Retina Shadow First pub. in The Greensilk Journal Outside the Limit First pub. in Flutter Poetry Journal June 2012: horse trailer Lyrical Passion Poetry First pub. in Stylus Poetry Journal May 2012: Clammy Chops vox poetica Their Beekeeper's Moon The Greensilk Journal 4th poem down The Journey Rime of Faith Rubber Lemon April 2012: Lapping Ideas Front Porch Review First pub. in The Centrifugal Eye Out of the Carcass Enhance March 2012: " Let's Do the 'Twister'" The New Verse News February 2012: Gum Up Poydras Review End of a Rope First pub. in The New Verse News January 2012: Human Imitation Bigger Stones Joan of Arc The Camel Saloon December 2011: Rock the Nations as a Cradle The New Verse News Sunday Morning Quill & Parchment November 2011: Cape May Light The Mystery of Modern Life Missouri's 'Job' Markers Ventura Beach October 2011: Summer of Love Quill & Parchment First pub. in Wild Violet Reflection in Glass Westward Quarterly First pub. in The Oak Bend Review 'Whether' The New Verse News Of the Arab Spring Remix: Babbling On, Again, River Eunoia Review One Dog Night Unlikely Stories Brief Decades Review Mean 'Wile' Unlikely Stories First pub. in Frame Lines Tomorrow and Unlikely Stories and Tomorrow and Tomorrow First pub. in The Medulla Review July 2011: Walls The New Verse News June 2011: Ah, Bird Poop Van First pub. in The Bicycle Review May 2011: A Last The New Verse News April 2011: Perception Poetry Super Highway the bumps Haiku Journal March 2011: sliced Three Line Poetry dark tent black barred window earstopper The Write Room Our Indy Pacer Casting Out February 2011: The Paradox of Truth Western Friend Magazine Borderlines The Camel Saloon Traveling Within The Camel Saloon January 2011: Time Lapse Widowmoon Press The Animal Sound in the Trees Widowmoon Press First pub. in The Driftwood Review Stone Seal Widowmoon Press First pub. in The Writer's Eye Magazine The Cat's Scientist Windowmoon Press First pub. Abandoned Towers Magazine
And many more before. Do a Google search and find more washed up pieces of his poetic driftwood on the vast shores of the Internet.

His wild lines have fallen to print in many magazines including vox poetica, Fish Food Magazine, Contemporary American Voices, The Camel Saloon, Ascent Aspirations, Poetry Pacific, Dead Snakes, Paradise Review, The Mindful Word, Enhance Literary and Art Magazine, Knot Middle Eastern Literary Journal, Mouse Tales Press, Mad Swirl, Ancient Paths Literary Magazine,, Front Porch Review, The Greensilk Journal, Bigger Stones, Lyrical Passion Poetry, Eunoia Review, The New Verse News, Decades Review, Quill and Parchment, Poydras Review, Counterexample Poetics, The Copperfield Review, Rubber Lemon,, Poetry Super Highway, Three Line Poetry, The Clockwise Cat, Liturgical Credo, Willows Wept Review, vox poetica, Structo Magazine #4, Four and Twenty, Gloom Cupboard, Clutching at Straws, The Centrifugal Eye, Wild Violet Literary Magazine, Lyrical Passion Poetry, A Handful of Stones, Haiku Journal, Right Hand Pointing, The Bicycle Review, Leaf Garden, The Recusant, Calliope Nerve, Static Movement, Unfettered Verse,,, Word Riot, and
Moria Poetry, MediaVirus Magazine, Lunarosity, Hanging Moss Journal, The New Verse News, ocean diamond, The Writer's Eye, Mad Swirl, Abandoned Towers, Writer's Ink, The Scruffy Dog Review, Oak Bend Review, Crossing Rivers Into Twilight, Tipton Poetry Journal, The Cherry Blossom Review, Word Catalyst, The Houston Literary Review, Lucid Rhythms, Identity Theory, Halfway Down the Stairs, Frame Lines, Full of Crow, The Externalist, The Driftwood Review, Western Friend Magazine, Flutter Poetry Journal, Frostwriting, Words-Myth, Ink Sweat & Tears, Erbacce Print Journal, Sentinel Poetry Online, The November 3rd Club, the poetry warrior, The Shine Journal, Mississippi Crow Magazine, The Cerebral Catalyst, Anthrozine, Ink, Sweat, & Tears, Stylus Poetry Journal, Idlewheel Literary Friction, The Indite Circle, The Rogue Poetry Journal, The WriteSideUp, La Fenetre International Literary Magazine,The Other Side Magazine, Gambit, etc.

There are 3 collections of Daniel's published poems,
Psalms, Yawps, and Howls,
Dark Energy
and selah river.
All 3 areavailable at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, local bookstores, and coffee shops.
For Daniel's speculative writing, futuristic poems and stories warp over to

Other websites include


December 2010: Ricochet Yes, Poetry November 2010: Of Princes and Frogs Liturgical Credo But the Cesspool... Right Here The High Way Chair Present Moment The So n' So Argument MediaVirus Magazine October 2010: The Last Act Midwest Literary Magazine Short Story Morning Four and Twenty A Word from the Tree Front Porch Review September 2010: All 'Hail' Gloom Cupboard August 2010: A Love Affair The Clockwise Cat Iraqi Temples Giving Talk 'A' Graded Clutching at Straws July 2010: Sign of the 12 Rubber Lemon #1 Tomorrow The Medulla Review and Tomorrow and Tomorrow June 2010: The Hatted Fish Structo Magazine #4 UK The Canine Trail vox poetica Onslaught Danse Macabre Live Branch Reach Willows Wept Review Night Watch Psalm May 2010: manta ray Lyrical Passion Poetry Retina Shadow The Greensilk Journal The Teeth of It The Centrifugal Eye April 2010: Israeli Morning Wild Violet Literary Magazine red peaches A Handful of Stones The Last Exit Right Hand Pointing March 2010: molten froth waves A Handful of Stones February 2010: Sayings so Unkind The Centrifugal Eye Ah, Bird-Poop Van The Bicycle Review Three Poems The Copperfield Review Midnight Voyager Unfettered Verse The Cheyenne Gift Scattered Hearts Anthology Short Story January 2010: On Visiting Leaf Garden Hemingway's Mansion Only Left Standing The Modern Covenant Calliope Nerve Of Things Past Static Movement and Future December 2009: The Nemesis Counterexample Poetics Three Sons Divergent Learning A Song of Songs The Wind Blew Away Mad Swirl the Young Caught in the Act in Iraq October 2009: To Whom it Does Not Concern August 2009: End of a Rope The New Verse News Her Strands Writer's Ink Walking the Night July 2009: Dark Energy Diminuendo Press Book of Poems The Trouble with Names In the book Writing Cheerfully on the Web and Terms a few blasphemies The Recusant The Winged Ones Black Light Comcerning this 500th Anniversary of John Calvin and his Tongues of Fire June 2009: love's bullion Full of Crow mowed field May 2009: Picture Identity Oak Bend Review Under the Sky World The Green Silk Journal Hardwood Tap Dancer Ever After The Shine Journal Our Human Real Estate Word Catalyst The Miser For Goodness Sake April 2009: Cambria in Gray The Houston Literary Review restless slumber March 2009: 'ExHume' the Mind Counterexample Poetics The Incredible Shrinking Consciousness Eye Bandits A Twist of the Words Alluded Fractures The Cup Wild Violet February 2009: Mean 'wile' Frame Lines The Cat's Scientist Abandoned Towers Print Magazine #2 Cold as Hell Frostwriting First pub. in The Externalist In Store for Less the poetry warrior January 2009: Missing Star and Cradle Danse Macabre December 2008: Live Branch Reach Western Friend Magazine Less Is More The Daughter's Return Word Riot Body Parts California Mythic Death Moria AWake November 2008: The Nature of Fishhooks The Centrifugal Eye Art Clasps Mississippi Crow Print Magazine Getting the Slip Up Early after the cyclone Hanging Moss Journal A Modern Psalm Monks Brawl in Holy The New Verse News Sepulcher The Mythic Mask Mad Swirl after the loss The Slowness of Danger three haiku ocean diamond Stone Seal The Writer's Eye The Faces of Rock Danse Macabre Short Story Reprint Perception in Late Night Word Catalyst Magazine Under the Big Sky A Song of Songs Into Olding October 2008: Research Filing Cabinets Mad Swirl In the Far Lane The Scruffy Dog Review Wasted Wealth Word Catalyst Magazine The Shell Zebra Mussels In September 2008: The Dog's Bite The Recusant The Loss of April Oak Bend Review Reflection in Glass The Lady in the Garden Baja Abandoned Towers Without Rime The Possibility of Suburbia Divergent Learning Paradise The Space Clown First pub. in Right Hand Pointing August 2008: Gargoyle The Clockwise Cat Utter Common Sense library census Reflection While 'Lying' on a Bed at a Slant Collapsed Falling July 2008: Dirge in the Night Danse Macabre Night Watch Psalm The Cherry Blossom Review Messed-Up News Crossing Rivers Into Twilight June 2008: The Road Kill Cliche The New Verse News May 2008: Two Haiku Ink Sweat & Tears The Crucified Isle The Centrifugal Eye April 2008: Black Samaritan The Houston Literary Review of the Street Rock Life Partially Found Poem Lost-- Hemingway By the Waters erbacce print journal surreal morning Stoned for Truth Dear Susan B The Modern The Cerebral Catalyst Covenant March 2008: the animal sound in the trees The Driftwood Review Of Things Past and Future Half Way Down the Stairs February 2008: Aesopian Snail The Cerebral Catalyst Discarding Tipton Poetry Journal Waking at the Funeral Lunarosity Montana's History Lesson The 'Darlossness' The Clockwise Cat of Dawkins Only Left Standing What Nerve of the 23rd Psalm Artesian Well of Voice Losing Your Head January 2008: Be Forewarned The New Verse News December 2007: Outside the Limit Flutter Poetry Journal The Revolution Lucid Rhythms The Space Clown Right Hand Pointing November 2007: Shell Casings The Recusant shadowed garden The Green Silk Journal Conflicted West The Writer's Eye Fable of the North The Centrifugal Eye My Canadian And in the book Dark Energy Memories From Below the Line Caught in the Act The Clockwise Cat Kiss of Death 'Heir Ball' The Day My Battery Died Carpet Diem Pomona Hills Identity Theory Her Santa Right Hand Pointing Barbara Way Court Hearing The Faces of Rock The Danforth Review Short Story 2 Haiku Idlewheel literary friction Summer of Love Wild Violet in Philadelphia Harvest Time Words-Myth and in the book Dark Energy Yosemite The Indite Circle Sitting... Word Riot Natural Selection Lapping Ideas The Centrifugal Eye I Love You Flannery O'Connor The Last Libation Sentinel Poetry Online Redux of Moose Words-Myth and Men And in the book Dark Energy Iraqi Temples The November 3rd Club One The Green Silk Journal 3rd poem down On Hemingway's Mansion The Rogue Poetry Journal Fall's Impression The WriteSideUp and Dark Energy Book Cold as Hell The Externalist and in the book Dark Energy Word from Tree La Fenetre International Literary Magazine The Wearing Midnight Voyager The Essence of Software The Cat n' Mouse Anthrozine 3 Haiku The Stylus Poetry Journal Sunday Morning The Other Side Magazine The First Gulf War The Evangelical Visitor Supper The Other Side Magazine Fall Eyes Gambit Editorial Columist The Forty-Niner of Cal State University, Long Beach Other Poems and Articles Small Magazines and School Publications Short Story Award Scholastic Magazine National Short Story Contest We're Disturbing the Chaos Honorable Mention

Daniel's wandering, wondering lines have appeared in many magazines including Contemporary American Voices, vox poetica, Dead Snakes, Word Riot, Centrifugal Eye,
Write Room, Enhance, Static Movement, Counterexample Poetics, and Unlikely Stories IV.
Three large collections of his published poetry are in print: Dark Energy,
Psalms, Yawps, and Howls, and selah river. And a speculative novel, The Feeling of the Earth, one of alternate history and futuristic science fiction.

Before that, Dan hiked through the University of Nebraska, Long Beach State (Creative Writing), Montana, Pennsylvania, Europe, Palestine-Israel, Mexico, Canada, Arizona, and many other states. Now he resides with his quilting wife on the central coast of California. Life gets difficult in elder age as I got a stroke of bad luck, so am mostly house-bound. But as circumstances get tough--we MUTANTS get tougher:-).

In the Light,
Dan Wilcox