Everyone should go to Dubuque, Iowa and meet Jack Wertzberger! That is, for the few people in the world he doesn’t already know. He’s just like my little sister, Shelby, with friends all over. Really fun to hang out with him and meet everyone. He’s charming, beyond intelligent and dashingly urbane. Really, go meet him.
We had a blast with Jack – eating too well, camping in his driveway, and getting the history of Dubuque. Who knew Dubuque would be so interesting. Or that we’d experience an international education. The indi film we previewed at the film fest was “Everything is Forever.” A story about a musician from Croatia who has been a peace activist for years and was recently diagnosed with Parkinson’s. Not exactly on our list of things to learn, so that was a pleasure.
The only thing that got us to leave Dubuque was knowing that Grandma Helen was waiting on the farm. We high-tailed it down the highway, stopping to run the bases at the Field of Dreams, and into Maxwell with the sun. Another perfect day.