Wow, what a week this has been. Some of us are happy, some not so much, but overall I’m sure all of us are glad it’s over. However, for me the best part of the week was the return of P.A.C. 12 Football! I’m a big football fan, but without Oregon and Oregon State playing on Saturdays this season hasn’t been the same.

I write at least once a year about football and right now it’s one of the things that a lot of us enjoy even though we can’t attend games in person, excitement is in the air. I root for both the Oregon Ducks and Oregon State Beavers and I think that since I go to Eugene and Corvallis I kinda feel like both teams are mine. I mean here we have the mighty fighting Waldport Irish but that’s high school and the Ducks and Beavers are big time collegiate programs. A touch of the big time we can identify with if you choose to!

Other than football this week has been goofy to say the least. The weather has been rainy, sunny, warm and cold. Totally the Oregon experience. If you don’t like the current weather, wait a minute, it will change! I also saw for the first time this year my neighbors walking their dogs and the little dogs were sporting new winter sweaters and the dogs looked like they were actually enjoying them. Halloween came and went and I still have leftover candy! The hype for Thanksgiving has begun and there is a Portland radio station playing nothing but Christmas music! So here we go with a bit more of 2020! Be safe and enjoy!!

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!