Welcome to Bruce Rettig’s blog, Changing Tides. This blog focuses on thoughts bouncing around inside the author’s head, including topics related to travel, art, music, culture, nature, science, the craft of writing, general musings, etc. 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 on the road or travels to faraway places. 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 on the road, a few weeks may pass. Please visit with an open mind—there are many different viewpoints but we all share the same home.
There were no signs leading to our destination. We only knew that it was located about twenty miles from the Salton Sea, and cell service was spotty at best as we kept an eye on our GPS. We rolled into Slab City well after sunset, and driving unfamiliar dirt roads...read more
The dying lake faded into an eerie haze as we stood atop a layer of sun-bleached fish carcasses. The lack of wind and numbing silence only added to the surreal feeling of standing at the edge of the world, teetering toward an apocalyptic end of days. The springtime...read more
It’s easy to daydream about California beaches in the middle of winter, especially when eight feet of snow is piled outside one’s window. I enjoy life at the 6200-foot level, but this is the time of year I’d also enjoy some warm sand under my feet. And...read more
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