Welcome to Bruce Rettig’s blog, Changing Tides. This blog focuses on topics related to the natural world, the creative process, and general musings. It focuses a keen eye on environmental and social issues and examines how the human spirit might, or might not, correct current trends. Many of the observations are colored by experiences from the road. 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, but if he’s traveling, a few weeks may pass. Please visit with an open mind—there are many different viewpoints but we all share the same home.
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...read more
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...read more
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,...read more
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