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 heard a comment from Franciscan priest Richard Rohr recently, stating that if more people could master the concept of dwelling in the present, there would be no need for the clergy. I think this may well be true, and I think it […]
Tonight I board a plane, kicking off a nearly eleven hour jaunt to the Caribbean, where I’ll eventually board an oceanic city called Adventure of the Seas. The excess I will witness and no doubt indulge in will be staggering – a gluttony of the gastro, the sensory, […]
If I were a talented screenwriter, I might script a modern retelling of the story of Christ. I’d need a strategy for getting my script in front of a good producer. I’m afraid I’d need to rely on old fashioned divine intervention for that to happen, because I’m […]
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 […]
“The opposite of faith is not doubt; it’s certainty…” ‘Science’ Mike McHargue In my last post, I expressed my agreement with the above statement and received a bit of dissenting feedback in response, which is quite wonderful, as it means I’ve moved readers […]
I’m awfully thankful for the power of gravity. How fortunate for me that I can walk outside without fear that the soles of my shoes may abandon solid ground, launching me heavenward, with nothing to keep me from floating into the upper atmosphere, where […]
If you want your dream to be Take your time, go slowly Do few things but do them well Heartfelt work grows purely If you want to live life free Take your time, go slowly Do few things but do them well Heartfelt work grows purely “The Little […]
When I was three, I was shamed for wearing a pair of Incredible Hulk Underoos. That could be where it all started – my obsession with fitting in, with sacrificing the most personal parts of myself at the alter of Be Cool. […]
“And as far as I can see the world is too old for us to talk about it with our new words ― We will pass just as quietly through life (passing through, passing through)” Jack Kerouac, Big Sur […]
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 […]