This is going to be a great World Series in Baseball, both teams won by outlasting the rest of their rivals with great pitching and clutch hitting. But more than anything both teams, The Washington Nationals and The Huston Astros, had a group of players who played together and took care of one another. If one player was struggling another player picked up the slack.

This is how good teams win in Sports and that’s how we here on The Central Oregon also act. If someone is down and needs a bit of help folks here chip in and help. It’s one of the advantages of living in an area where many folks know each other. It’s a nice feeling when you can go to the grocery store or Post Office or other places and run into someone you may have seen lately or someone you haven’t seen in awhile and within minutes you are in a conversation. You can catch up on the latest news and of course the latest gossip!

If you live in a big city, and I’m not against big cities, I was born in one, often the only folks you see on a regular basis are those that you deal with directly, like in a job situation. Once you leave work you hardly ever see anyone you know until the next working day! However, here you are likely going to run into an acquaintance as soon as you go anywhere. I suppose there are those who prefer to live in autonomy but having lived in both scenarios I much prefer the community aspect of The Central Oregon Coast and I’m sure glad there are a bunch of others that do as well! Cheers folks!!


Rick Schultze

A few years ago at a writers conference held in the central Oregon coast town of Yachats, where I live, I listened to the late Ken Kesey, a frequent visitor to the area, tell a writer that this could be a hard place to write. “If you think you can sit there staring at the ocean for inspiration you’re wrong, it’s not out there, it’s in your head!” He was right; it is beautiful here in Lincoln County, the kind of beauty that makes concentrating on anything else tough and since hearing that insight, I’ve written at a desk facing a wall, no windows opening onto a ocean view, although I have one, but it’s worked. I’ve done, and do, different kinds of writing. As a freelance writer I’ve been a observational columnist, a humor columnist, a book and music reviewer for newspapers, magazines, and online. However, as a creative writer, my heart belongs to fiction. In that genre I do short stories, road adventure stories, musical adventure tales, and in current production, are three small novels. So really the purpose of this web site is to give you a glance of some of the things I’ve done, a preview of what’s coming, and hopefully, a view of what it’s like to be a writer living in a small town on the Oregon coast!