Wednesday always reminds me of the song Stealers Wheel sang “Stuck In The Middle With You”. Since Wednesday is in the middle of the week we approach it several ways, most popular is the term “Happy Humpday”.

I’m going with that call since we are now beginning to work our way to the weekend and the song that is going to help us get there is the ever popular classic “Proud Mary” by Creedence Clearwater Revival. I bet I’ve heard that song a thousand times and it still sounds good to me! Cheers and Happy Humpday!

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!