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Post Bulletin
     September 12, 2018      #52-255 PB1 0
 
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Bill Plantan and Jen Koski look for lunkers on Lake Winona.

Post Bulletin archive / Jerry Olson
Jen's World: The turtle wins the race to retirement

By Jennifer Koski

“Auntie Jenny,” says my nephew, Isaac. “Don’t you want to come fishing?”

I’m sitting in a lawn chair about 50 feet from the dock where Isaac removes a bluegill from his line.

“No, thanks,” I say, not getting up. “I’m retired from fishing.”

The last time I went fishing was in 2013. It was on Lake Winona with Bill Plantan, then owner of River Ridge Custom Canoes. I was writing a story about River Ridge, and Bill thought it would be fun to do the interview on the water. ...

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Jen has an MFA in creative writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts, and writes for the Post Bulletin and Rochester Magazine. She enjoys live music, adventure, and teaching writing classes. She lives in Rochester with her husband and two sons.