Changing Tides

Welcome to Bruce Rettig’s blog, Changing Tides. This blog focuses on environmental issues and examines how the human spirit might, or might not, correct current trends. Many of the observations are colored by the author’s experiences while working in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, near the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), along with more recent travels through Nevada’s high mountain desert, often skirting the Nevada Test Range boundary. Other topics are sprinkled in the mix in order to lighten things up (the creative process, the craft of writing, travel and road trips, general musings, etc.). All comments submitted to this blog are welcome, including challenging or opposing views. The author attempts to post at least once a week, mostly on Fridays. Please visit with an open mind—there are many different viewpoints, but we all share the same home.

 
 
Navigating the Sagebrush Ocean: Part 2

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

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

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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