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Richard Gamble Pugh Richard Pugh, a native Carolinian, was born in Greensboro and raised in Charleston. He graduated from M. Rutledge Rivers High School, in the heart of historic Charleston, and the University of South Carolina (Go Gamecocks!) with a degree in...


Richard Gamble Pugh Richard Pugh, a native Carolinian, was born in Greensboro and raised in Charleston. He graduated from M. Rutledge Rivers High School, in the heart of historic Charleston, and the University of South Carolina (Go Gamecocks!) with a degree in psychology and served in the U.S. Coast Guard before marrying his soul mate Charlotte Ann. Pugh gained investigational experience with the U.S. Public Health Service in its Communicable Disease Control Program before entering the field of association management. He served as CEO of the Coastal Carolina Tuberculosis Association, Assistant CEO of the South Carolina Medical Association, and CEO of the Nevada State Medical Association in Reno before retiring to begin his writing career. Pugh published “Nevada Light Blue Humor” in 1999 capturing unique and raucous humor from all parts of Nevada, the Silver State. On its completion, he began writing for the History of Medicine Foundation of the University of Nevada School of Medicine writing “Serving Medicine” (2002), “The Cutting Edge”, (2004), “Nevada Veterinarians” (2007), and co-authoring “The Birthplace of Nevada Medicine: Carson City” (2010). He also co-authored “Intrepid’s Justice” a book on the life and times of a truly remarkable woman in Sparks, NV. who was denied military insurance after her husband was killed in action during WWII. He was appointed to the Adjunct Clinical Staff at the University Of Nevada School Of Medicine in Reno in 2009 and has enjoyed documenting events in early human and veterinary medicine in the Nevada through recording oral histories of medical professionals who began their practices in mid 20th century. This has been the main thrust of his work for the University. “Bad Blood Again”, Pugh’s first novel was a work of creative non-fiction and revealed for the first time investigative techniques employed by federal public health workers as they manage the spread of infectious diseases. This often dangerous work took on a new life in the early 1980’s when the AIDS epidemic began terrifying the nation. “Bad Blood Again” weaves in his own experiences as a field epidemiologist and reveals the sexual excesses surrounding the juggernaut of HIV-AIDS in the gay community. Pugh has written for the Journal of the South Carolina Medical Association, Journal of the Nevada State Medical Association and The Executive, publication of the American Association of Medical Society Executives. He is a feature writer for Greasewood Tablettes, (Publication of the History of Medicine Foundation at the University Of Nevada School Of Medicine), Nataqua News, Quincy, Ca., is a frequent contributor to the Herald Newspaper, Benicia, Ca. and the Reno Gazette Journal where he recently served as Guest Editorial Board member. “Rick” and Charlotte have three grown daughters, seven grandchildren, and have lived in the Reno area for thirty eight years. -30-

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  • A review of Madonna of the Chair
    by writerrenorick on 04/26/2011
    Madonna Critique by Writerrenorick This was a delightful/meaningful short story and one of the best I’ve read via Triggerstreet. Louis, do you have other pieces relating to your up-bringing? Like expanding on a deprecating mom labeling you “weak minded, your memory of viscous kids, and your fears of oppressive religious teachings? They were biographical,... read
  • A review of A Domestic Apocalypse
    by writerrenorick on 04/24/2011
    A Domestic Apocalypse: A Sad Fiction Critique by Writerrenorick This read like a good yarn but I seldom like tragically sad stories, fiction or non. It had all the short story ingredients and was told well, but some things were missing. For one I might question the use of Good English in such phrases as “Barbara and me couldn’t...” and later “Me and Barbara... read
  • A review of The Reptile
    by writerrenorick on 04/23/2011
    The Reptile…“Oh, so dramatic!” Hardly! Critique by WriterrenoRick Perhaps the title might be changed to prevent the reader from getting an entirely wrong impression of an encounter between three adult characters (plus the maid) childishly and haphazardly succeeding in removing a harmless lizard from their dwelling. I was expecting a “Godzilla” type reptile story... read
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Comments About writerrenorick 6

  • ron gannon on 04/28/2011

    Thanks for your review of ‘Memories of Nam’. I appreciate it.
  • writerrenorick on 04/25/2011

    Daniel: Please don't take offense at someone encourging you to use proper/acceptable grammar. "Barbara and I" is always acceptable...preferable even... in the first or any other person. Keep writing the good stuff. writerrenorick
  • areelillmind on 04/25/2011

    Thanks for the review Nick,

    I'm not sure if you can post links here, but this is a zoetrope in case you're still curious:youtubeDOTcom/watch?v=-3yarT_h2ws just change the 'DOT' to a '.'

    The most famous animation on a zoetrope (or at least the one which stuck most in my mind) is one featuring grotesquely rascist cartoon cannibals exchanging heads. Francis Ford Coppola called his company, "Zoetrope"

    You're right about needing a good edit and there are some real stinkers, butit's impossible to change docs on this ìsite without losing reviews or creating a "v02"

    "Barbara and me" though is something I would keep. In spoken the British English of the working and middle-classes I never hear anyone say, "Barbara and I" except the Queen. I know "Barbara and I" is good grammar but it didn't work for me in the first-person.

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