Almost every morning I walk to work and wave to craftsmen, workers, bankers, (I don't wave at lawyers), people taking kids to school, etc. . . . and I also check in with my friend - The River Otter (a North American River Otter to be exact). I watch him fish. He watches me drink my coffee. We are both up early and we notice the same things. The entire Cedar River is ours for a few moments everyday. Nature and the changing seasons at their best. I saw him last winter and the winter before. I never see him in the summer, he must go back downstream? He catches the walleyes I can't. I settle for baked Hake.