In this crazy time folks have come up with some interesting ways to pass time and at the same time pick up some new skills. For example I heard actor George Clooney tell how one of his new and favorite hobbies is sewing! The most common thing I hear from folks is how they have become more skilled and talented at cooking. No wonder you hear about gaining weight during this pandemic and lockdown.

Another activity which has become quite popular has been take out food orders for those who don’t cook. Some predict this practice will remain popular long after the pandemic has ended. Just pick up the phone and bam, there is food ready to eat on your table. And of course the phenomenon of working from home has become a really big deal. Many suggest that that won’t ever change again. Once folks have mastered working from home they will never return to driving to the office, fighting traffic and hunting for a good parking space!

In fact many cities are now becoming vacant in what used to be bustling office spaces. I’ve heard folks say that now is a good time to get office space in cities for a good price but who is going to fill those offices? There is also a movement for people who can work remotely to move to highly desireabale parts of the country and rural areas rather than stay in cities.

So as we move forward there are lots of options to choose from; new opportunities ahead for those who choose to pursue them. It’s just a mater of being flexible and be willing to adapt to the new world we live in! Lots of luck adjusting and together we will all make this work. Cheers!!

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!