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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.

First Grader Wisdom

        I mentioned before that I enjoy writing letters to my young boys – little snippets for them to perhaps read one day, or merely for my own therapy. Isaac, my seven-year-old, did something recently that keeps coming back to mind. I thought I’d share […]

Tribe of All

trib.al.ism: loyalty to a tribe or other social group especially when combined with strong negative feelings for people outside the group. “Why does your master eat with tax collectors and sinners?” – The Gospel of Matthew                         […]

For Lent, I Give Up Nothing

“Back the camera up just a bit, and you are nothing but a human being, floating through time and space…” Vapor [A Meditation] – The Liturgists I recognize I am a solid week overdue to be posting something Lent-related, but I suppose to worry about such tardiness would […]

Meditation for Medication

I mentioned recently that I’ve found the practice of meditation to be a most powerful tool against the rigors of anxiety. I first considered meditation after reading a book called “How God Changes the Brain”. The authors write in depth about the benefits of various forms of meditation, […]