Sometime things can drive you crazy!! Of course you have to define crazy. Bad crazy is rough, good crazy is great, However there are many degrees of craziness and I’m talking about your run of the mill crazy.

Normal stuff that gets to you! Like having an itch you can’t reach to scratch. Or a car that pulls out in front of you and instead of going the speed everyone else is doing, it continues going slow!

On the other hand have you ever heard someone say “the food at the restaurant was crazy good!”

So it’s pretty relative how one views crazy. Personally when something is driving me crazy I try to remember other things which drove me more crazy.

That way I forget how crazy I’m currently been driven. Actually being driven crazy is good for you in one sense, it wakes you up!

It makes you realize how many things you do without thinking about them until something out of the ordinary happens and it bugs you.

Like stopping at your favorite store and they are out of what you went for!

There are so many things we take for granted that we could go through life without paying attention to anything that sometimes a change in routine is a good jolt of reality

In the long run though,  I’m glad I get the chance to complain about being driven crazy, just think how boring it would be if every day was just the same!!Of course I realize that me being driven crazy just effects me, but I know that someone somewhere else is being driven crazy too!

So welcome to the club, we’ll get over it together!

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!

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