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.

Navigating the Sagebrush Ocean: Part 2

The road markers drift past in rhythmic sequence, keeping the highway beat as asphalt stretches to the horizon and meets the sky. This time of year is a race with the sun, a battle to take advantage of every minute of daylight. Short winter days often result in more...

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Navigating the Sagebrush Ocean: Part 1

I wasn't able to post in Changing Tides last week due to time spent traveling the first of two road trips. Driving across Nevada’s high mountain desert provided the opportunity to clear my head of day-to-day obligations and allowed for some much needed...

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I Never Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

My early fascination for nuclear proliferation began after watching Stanley Kubrick’s classic cold war film, “Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb.” Although the movie appeared in theaters in 1964, I watched it for the first time on our...

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