Treat Your Author Right
Taco John's: Lunch of Champions
This week I visited Chris Heuertz, international director of Word Made Flesh and forthcoming Likewise author (I'll tell you the title when we make up our minds). After being well-fed and hydrated by him and his wife Phileena (below) and well-entertained by the good people of WMF for several days, I treated them to lunch at Taco John's, because I know how to treat people right. I wore my extra-large jeans in anticipation of all the Potato Ole's I ate. Yummy.
From left: Chris Heuertz, Phileena Heuertz, Dave Zimmerman
The U.S. office for Word Made Flesh is based in Omaha, Nebraska, but they have like-minded people befriending the poorest of the poor all over the world. If you've read the Likewise book The New Friars, Chris probably looks and sounds familiar. Keep an eye out for his book; it's gonna be a good one for shizzle.
Posted by Dave Zimmerman
at March 23, 2007 1:45 PM
I love Taco Johns. When I saw the picture, I got all excited. Maybe there is a Taco Johns somewhere in Chicagoland? Oh, can it be? And then I read the post, and alas, it is not so.
Maybe I should move to Omaha and write a book.
I am growing a beard. It's coming in much whiter than the last time. I'm in an Easter play at my church, where I play Peter the Whiner. Interestingly enough, my first whine in the play is about food. The conventional wisdom at my church is that to be a Palestinian fisherman in the first century CE was to have a beard--except for my friend Mark, who shaved his beard when he noticed that Leonardo D. Vinci painted his character beardless. Incidentally, he painted my character bald, but that ain't happening.