It’s getting interesting! If anyone tells you things are boring these days they must have been living on another planet. The Super Bowl for the championship in professional football is in two weeks featuring the Tampa Bay Buccaneers VS the Kansas City Chiefs, we have a new President, there is a Covid Pandemic going on, and in Russia they are protesting the jailing of a man who is protesting the way the Government is acting. Sounds to me like there is a lot of action going on.

So as we head into the heart of winter I’d say we have a lot to ponder. It could be about who wins the big football game, how we like the new President, or how do we stay safe and healthy during the pandemic. This ought to give the old brain a good workout. Actually all this mind workout is probably good for us. It really gets one to thinking and in these days of social lock downs that is a good thing. It certainly gives one a chance to reflect on their own contribution to the overall good of society. You can do nothing and just go along with what’s happening, or take a stand and go with what you feel is right and take actions that will help us move forward. This is a great time to work on the most important aspect of life today; getting along with each other.

Never before has there been such a golden opportunity for folks to get along. We are all in the same boat of uncertainly and confusion. Nobody has all the answers of course, but listening to each other without preconceived ideas of who is right or wrong is within our grasp right now!

So lets just take a moment and listen to each other and pull for the common good! And to get back to the beginning of this article “it sure isn’t boring these days.” Have a great week!

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!