Is it time for a new car or truck? I’m sure many would say “yes” but with many out of work due to Covid it might be hard to pull off.

However, I have two neighbors who just bought a new truck and new car. Amazing part of their purchases was that both vehicles were delivered and their trade ins were driven away! Talk about ease of the deal!

However, I’m going to get nostalgic here and talk about vehicle buying back when I first bought my first car. It as a 49 Ford and I bought it from my neighbor. The brakes were OK but not great, and the transmission was the kind that you had to coax into each gear, but it was mine and I loved it. I must have washed and waxed it a thousand times before I eventually sold it and upgraded to a 55

Chevy. Now in those days car shopping meant going in person to the vehicle and first looking at it, than taking it for a test drive, checking it out mechanically, then dickering with the seller over the price. It was a total experience and often quite time consuming.

But that was a different time and the difference between vehicles then and now is like night and day.

Today vehicles are built better in my opinion. In the old days if a vehicle ran that was a plus. In fact I remember parking on a hill so if my car wouldn’t start I’d just roll it downhill, pop the clutch and off we’d go! However, today it you can afford it, buying a truck or car can be easy.

Just go to one of the many online vehicle sellers, choose what you want and with the click of the computer moose and wham, it’s a done deal! So as time flies so do vehicles, it may be different, but according to folks I know who’ve done it it’s the best way to go!! Happy vehicle shopping.

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!