It’s pre-season and time for reflections as to what is coming next!

Pre-season is the time prior to the real action like school, new fall releases in T.V., movies, and pre-season Football.

Professional football is a tough way to make a living so pre-season to the rookies and pros trying to stay active with some team, this is a vital time for them to do well and catch on. The money is good

For fans the pre-season games aren’t as important to the casual fan, but for the die hard fan they are exciting in the sense of the crowds and action they have been missing in the past year, and it is football.

So now I’ve covered football for now, how about some observations? There are two that are obvious: it’s been a crazy year and we need rain.

Others less obvious but there just the same. Advertising is big right now. With back to school ads, new car ads and even hard cider ads from beer companies, the advertising plate is full.

Then come the social observations. Can we all get along harmoniously? What do we do about wearing a mask? Is it mandatory? And it goes on and on.

I’d say we got to work to do in the future, so maybe if we all pull together we can have some fun and get stuff done!

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!