Bruce Rettig is the author of literary short stories, creative non-fiction, essays, and flash fiction/nonfiction. His narrative nonfiction/memoir, “Refraction,” won first place at the 2018 San Francisco Writing Awards, first place at the 2017 Pacific Northwest Writers Association Literary Awards, and first place the 2017 International Chanticleer Book Awards. The piece is based on his years of working as a merchant marine in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, the shipping hub for the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. Many of his short stories have won awards, including the Peralta Press YK3 Contest for Best in Fiction, and an Honorable Mention in Glimmer Train’s Very Short Fiction contest. Bruce lives at South Lake Tahoe, California, writes in the early hours of the morning, and works full time at his advertising agency during the day. He enjoys living in the beauty of the high Sierra, exploring Nevada’s high mountain desert, and traveling the Pacific Northwest. 

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Changing Tides Blog

Below are the most recent posts from the Changing Tides blog. 
Blog posts are written by writer Bruce Rettig, and all comments are welcome.

The Murky Future of Our Wild Rivers

Part 2: A Long Stretch of Rough Water.   The West Coast’s wild rivers served as the lifeblood of indigenous tribes for thousands of years before the first settlers arrived. Coastal tribes relied on massive migrations of salmon for subsistence, and mountain tribes...

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The Murky Future of Our Wild Rivers

Part 1: It’s All About the Fish.   We stood on a sidehill shaded by redwoods and Douglas firs, water cascading down the rugged canyon below. My uncle pointed to a deep pool at the base of a towering waterfall. “Look close—see ‘em?” he whispered. Dark...

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Out of Sight, Out of Mind?

Earlier this year, the United States Department of Energy (DOE) revealed that it had secretly shipped one-half metric tons of weapons-grade plutonium from South Carolina to a nuclear security site in Nevada. Despite the state’s protests and an injunction,...

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