The end is near! The end of 2020 that is. Trust me I’m not the only one feeling like this. All my friends that work in the hospitality or entertainment business are hurting thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic. The world seemingly has gone crazy and for a simple guy like me it’s totally confusing. So there, I’m done whining, on to better things!

This time of year is exciting if you like football and this is your time! First up is The University Of Oregon Ducks heading to the Fiesta Bowl. Then there is the National Football League heading into the playoffs. All of this is great football watching even though there are no people in the stands thanks to Covid!

However, we fans are having a great time watching and rooting for our favorite teams on TV!!

Another good thing that is coming out of this time is how much we’ve learned about cooking and how to do it. You can’t survive a restaurant lockdown by just living on take out or fast food.

You had to learn how to cook eatable food or starve! That also goes with exercising. Even though everything is closed you still must exercise or turn into a slug! And reading, if nothing else, we’ve all had more time to read and remember how much fun you can have reading a good book or two!

Finally the one good thing I’ve enjoyed has been the short trips I’ve taken during this time. Since I live in Waldport I’ve had to take a multitude of trips. Anywhere is a trip from Waldport. Heck going to Newport is an adventure for me. The sights, the sounds, the traffic, it’s all exciting when you’ve been stuck at home! And wow, when I go to Portland I don’t know what to do! See I told you, 2020 is almost gone and for me, not a second to soon!!!

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!