In honor of Father’s Day, I am submitting something very different. The following is the intro to a story that came to me the other night in a dream. The lead characters are literally based on the personalities of my two beloved children. I dedicate this tale to […]
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.
So, I’ve been honored with a couple unlikely blogging awards recently. First, thanks to silentlyheardonce for nominating me for the Beautiful Blogger Award! Similarly, thanks to Caitlin for nominating me for the One Lovely Blog award. I am thankful for the nods, and I find the timing quite […]
It’s been a grueling week in which I’ve had to engage in endless duties that require me to operate outside what feels right and normal for me. I decided to counteract this madness by posting a story excerpt near to my heart. I sincerely hope those who read […]
How heavy the toll false life exacts a fee commissioned for every earthbound judgement we treat as luxuries the anger, disappointment, fear shame wrought by the empowered by us, to us How priceless the strength Life fueled hope maintained Love enduring in silence rebuking such hate in silence […]
You’re a lonely looking thing – a paradox in this microcosm of modern society, everybody here and not really here, everybody rushing to someplace they can barely remember they were in such a hurry to get to, rushing to spend money on uselessness, to numb aches with moments […]
How many times a year do I stop at the library so early in the morning? Two or three, tops? What are the chances I’d happen to be here, returning a handful of unwatched cartoon DVDs on the same morning you are here? Something tells me the complex […]
I’ve been fighting for time to write this blog for about a week now, ever since an unofficial challenge was proposed by my friend Rabid Mongoose. He and I were in a discussion on the concept of human desire and the ways that it more often than not […]
I was in a conversation with someone recently about mosquitoes, and it reminded me of a night I spent in Asia many years ago. The more I reflected on that night, the more I realized that some pivotal things occurred while I was trying to avoid those little […]
I’ve been wondering about you lately. I know you’re used to that, because we’re all wondering about you and have been for years. I just can’t help but think you are capable of so much more. No, I’m not talking about solving the world’s pains with some miracle […]
While he was eating, a woman came in with a beautiful alabaster jar of expensive perfume made from essence of nard. She broke open the jar and poured the perfume over his head. (Mark 14:3 NLT) I’ve found this story a cross between touching and confounding. Beyond the […]