For me there is nothing finer than a beautiful sunny day in May when I can sit outside and people watch! Since I live by two stores and a church there is always a lot of people action. A year ago thanks to Covid there wasn’t as much activity but today it’s back.

When I’m watching people there are several kinds of folks out there. The ones who are dead set on going to the store and shopping. No frills, no conversation, just pick up what you need and get on to the next task. Then there are those who make the shopping experience a chance to socialize. They run into friends and acquaintances and spend a lot of time socializing! They are the ones that are always ahead of you in line when you are in a hurry. It’s great though to see all the folks out and about talking and having a good time.

My favorite folks are those heading to and from the church across the street. 99% of them are happy and greet each other with great affection. They also spend a lot of time after the services talking and exchanging pleasantries.

So today I’m enjoying the wonderful world of people watching and while Waldport isn’t the biggest place in the world, it’s a great place to watch people. Enjoy!

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!