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 […]
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.
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 […]
A little love story for all the untouchables out there. Truly, who among us has not felt so? It was not hope that moved the afflicted one to walk the many miles of roads to the city’s outskirts. Hope had given way long ago to quiet anger, then […]
One of the best things about being a married man is the fact that every single day holds the possibility for new and unexpected adventures. Living in proximity to a creature so unique and so different from myself keeps me from falling asleep behind the wheel of life. […]
…So she took some of the fruit and ate it. Then she gave some to her husband, who was with her and he ate it, too. At that moment their eyes were opened, and they suddenly felt shame at their nakedness. So they sewed fig leaves together to […]
Plenty, I know, but lately I’ve developed a bit of nostalgia over this dark, secular “holiday”. My change in attitude seems to coincide with our moving into the suburban neighborhood we now live in. Something I’ve noticed about this hood, and it isn’t unlike what I’ve seen happening […]
This is a rough teaser for Part 2 of the Legion book. My pulse increased just writing, which is saying something for a sleep deprived, workaholic, father of two. 🙂 Enjoy. Gasps and sighs passed through the dining room of a swank downtown restaurant, expressions upon the two […]
When it came to shoe shopping, Lucy was a pro. That’s the way she saw it anyway. Fact was, her employer didn’t seem to appreciate her talent. They still had her stuck doing merchandising, and it was only her frequent trips to competing discount stores to secret shop […]
I’m going to let the wives in on a secret that most men have already come to realize, though remarkably few of us have been willing to admit to ourselves. The secret is that, by and large, most of us carry a bit of an inferiority complex when […]