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.
Driving south on US Highway 95 toward Tonopah, Nevada, a brilliant light shining above the desert floor catches your eye. Stretching over six hundred and forty feet in the air, a solar tower collects sunlight from over 10,000 mirrors focused on its apex....read more
Oil drilling efforts are getting closer to the Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). Last month, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management issued a conditional permit for the Liberty Project, a proposal by a subsidiary of Houston-based Hilcorp. The company...read more
Wide-open expanses are where I feel most at home. I jump at opportunities to enjoy the outdoors with family, friends, or by myself. Hiking, backpacking, camping, fishing, snow sports, or merely a brisk trek in the woods or a serene walk along the beach...read more
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