The learning took days that turned to weeks, then months and years, but finally – today, when our world entire imploded and consumed itself in hot flame, this whole inexplicable scenario, of you and me and the unstoppable freight train we both awoke upon, riding to someplace we […]
Lucas J. Draeger
Banish me to a dark corner, chain me to a keyboard, and I will gladly be a word slave. I'd sit there all day, with only an occasional demand for a coffee break.
I'm a would-be (wanna be) author, middle aged, fairly repressed, but extremely BLESSED with an amazing wife and two brilliant boys.
For several years, I've been haunted by images of the starving, drug addicted, victimized teens of the streets. I write about them a lot.
Five miles outside Pueblo’s city limits, it began to snow – not the fluffy white stuff that makes a person think of cozy fireplaces and hot cocoa and Santa Claus, but an ugly sort that is something of a cross between snow and ice, such that it becomes […]
There’s no denying that this Christmas has been a battle for me. Nevertheless, I’ve done my best to allow the TRUTH of Christmas to shine through to me, despite how I may be feeling right now. The following is an account of God penetrating through the fog of […]
Spiraling cross heavenly realms, a droplet called hope dances along songs of winged ones, gliding o’er oceanic wonder and chaos – rife with creatures of shine, of strange, of in unison, they catch onto hope’s fine, unyielding vibration, penetrating air, sea, and depths upon depths of what would […]
Rest Stop, 2 miles the sign read. It leaned at a near forty-five degree angle on the shoulder of I-25, southbound to Pueblo. Rachel sighed, then squirmed in the driver’s seat of her forest green Subaru, attempting to awaken the sleeping nerves in her backside and simultaneously assuage […]
Wrote this a couple Christmases ago. I pray we all find a moment’s respite, the sort only Christmas can bring. Blessings Funny How A Song.
Friday it rained in Pioneer Park. But that’s sort of like saying that Nicolas Cage starred in a new crappy movie on Friday. Late November afternoons in the Pacific Northwest are the epitome of grey and drizzle, so Friday was common in that way, but it was uncommon […]
Neil calls himself a preacher – a preacher of the gospel, he says, but he’s unlike any preacher I ever met. I stumbled upon Neil sitting in a little shop with no name, a tiny storefront nestled in the huge drag of Pacific Avenue in Tacoma’s downtown. The […]
Last night, I had an encounter more glorious than I’ve had in months. My wife and I resurrected a bit of our past, beckoned the part of our lives when time and energy were not in so meager supply, and attended a spectacular dramatic rendition of Charles Dickens’ […]
Make the whole world stop for awhile. It was all he’d wanted to do. But the world is stubbornly motivated to remain in motion – this portion of it frantically so; to halt this clamorous juggernaut required an act that was shocking in conception and much more in […]