BRUCE RETTIG

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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.

Black Gold on the Ivory Coast: Part 3

Black Gold on the Ivory Coast: Part 3

The Legacy of Ken Saro-Wiwa   Born October 10, 1941, Ken Saro-Wiwa dedicated his life to environmental activism in Nigeria. Saro-Wiwa, one of Africa’s leading literary figures, authored children’s books, novels, plays, poetry, and writings that focused on...

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Black Gold on the Ivory Coast: Part 2

Black Gold on the Ivory Coast: Part 2

An Apocalyptic Landscape and a Desperate Situation   One description of oil exploitation in Nigeria stands out more than others: Present-day oil producers in Africa suffer from the “oil curse” or the “natural resource curse.” Nigeria is the tenth most petroleum-rich...

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Black Gold on the Ivory Coast: Part 1

Black Gold on the Ivory Coast: Part 1

A History of Oil Exploitation   The Lyft driver pulled into the green "Rideshare Pickup zone" of Chicago’s O’Hare Airport on a late Saturday night. I threw my backpack across the back seat, slid next to it, and confirmed my destination. I knew the address but had...

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