While the Pacific Northwest, including Oregon, is in a mini drought due to no rain, Television is in a drought thanks to the season this time of year. The lack of rain has to do with atmosphere changes and with luck we will get enough rain to fix the problem. However, the Television drought totally will be cured as seasons change.

Right now with exception of one televised event, the May 30th running of the Indy 500, there isn’t much exciting happening. The National Basketball League is just beginning the playoffs, Baseball is right in the middle of the season and Football isn’t happening yet.

Without the drama of major sports Television is boring. I mean how many reality shows can you watch. Of course there are a lot of news and cooking shows, but they can get boring also.

It’s the thrill of the chase or the count down to a championship that makes for compelling Television and if you are a fan you might have favorite players that you pull for and follow. Of course Television will rally as seasons change but the rain is another story. We need it badly as the fire season is near. So forget about the Television waste land and put together some positive thoughts about getting some rain! We need it and you can help!

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!