Joel in a green metal boat, heading home Here I am pictured at the helm of the green metal fishing boat, on Lake Inguadona, Minnesota. I enjoy fishing. I am on the lake perhaps five days out of the year, and rarely catch anything worth keeping. For me, fishing is like playing bingo: the stakes are low, strategy seems pointless, and success is as welcome as it is unexpected. Not to mention it’s an indispensable part of the culture. This is Minnesota: we fish. Me, I fish like Bob Wily sails.

“A little nonsense, now and then, is cherished by the wisest men.”
— Roald Dahl (1916–1990), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory