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Unplanned Portrait

Jack Panagl and Big Board at Country Place Lake

Jack Panagl and Big Board at Country Place Lake

I ran across this young fella yesterday while out fishing. He was sitting on the lake bridge looking out on the water. I felt a certain sympatico with someone who appreciated the view enough to sit and admire it so I stopped and introduced myself to 14-year-old Jack Panagl. I found out he and his family are neighbors on Oak Meadow Circle, that he’s lived here about a year and goes to Whitehouse Middle School (not Jesuit). He rides this big board down the hill on Lakeshore (but only about half of it…he’s not nuts). Jack’s not sure of what he wants to be when he grows up, and he doesn’t “dislike” fishing (damning with faint praise). I told him about my 10.5 pound bass, hoping to motivate him, but am not sure he shared my excitement.

I don’t normally ask strangers for portraits, but this teen was generous enough to give me a couple of minutes to act as my model against one of my favorite backdrops. My best to Jack and his family.