About

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FREE BOOK EDIT CONTEST
Bob’s writing showcase
Bob’s helpful psychology site
Bob’s environmental web site
Archives of Bobbing Around
Current projects
If you are in despair about the state of our world…
Environmental campaigning
Philosophy
Interesting people I’ve interviewed
Entertaining you (mostly) elsewhere

Before we get started, I’d like to ask your help in a matter that affects every author, publisher and reader. Many writers and publishers approach me for reviews. I have to tell them, currently I can only post a review on one Amazon site, which is the Australian one. Please read my post about it here.

Second, my 17th book is published. This is Hit and Run, which many of my fans have told me is my best to date.
hitandrun

 

Free Book Edit Contest

Welcome to Bobbing Around. I’ll be honest up front: I am putting in an enormous amount of work in running this contest so I can attract attention to my books. Please inspect them. They vary a lot, and some may well be what you like to read.

But also, I do want to provide a service to other writers. The contest is described here.

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This is me, having a chat with a kookaburra. Really, he was after the grubs my wood splitting exposed, but pretended to enjoy our conversation. Birds are among my favourite people on this planet.

I am a professional grandfather. My main motivation is to transform society to create a sustainable world in which my grandchildren and their grandchildren in perpetuity can have a life, and a life worth living. This means reversing environmental idiocy that now threatens us with extinction, and replacing a culture of greed and conflict with one of compassion and cooperation.

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Ella lived next door to me for over a year, and as you can see, adopted me as a grandfather.

So far, I have retired 5 times as:

  • Research scientist
  • Builder’s labourer
  • Nurse
  • A Director of my professional association
  • Psychotherapist

I am still going strong as a storyteller, writer and editor. To date, I have 17 published books. Five of them have won awards.

The link in the previous paragraph is to a list of the currently available titles. Each has a link to its page at my writing showcase, where you can read an extract, a few sample reviews, and buy the book.

If you send me proof of purchase of any of my books, anywhere, in any format, you have qualified for a second title, free. Emailing me a review qualifies as proof of purchase, and I’ll even publish the review in the next issue of my newsletter.

Also, I do professional editing for a number of small, independent publishers and a steady stream of writers pre-submission.

What genre do I write in? Rather than a square peg in a round hole, I am a fractal-shaped peg that makes its own hole, so my writing doesn’t fit in genres. My main aim is to entertain, but as with every other writer, my belief system underlies everything I write.

What is that?

Read my essay, How to change the world.

I have been publishing my newsletter Bobbing Around since mid-2000, and now I am continuing it here. The archives of the many past issues are listed at the original Bobbing Around. You can look at a few recent issues by clicking on the “Bobbing Around” link in the right column on this page. You can subscribe, but the easiest way is to follow this blog.

 

Current Projects

Although I retired from my psychological counselling practice in 2013, I have an ongoing project of pro bono answers to cries for help. People, mostly but not exclusively young, send me one or two emails of desperation every month. Also, I am one of the volunteers answering such posts at Queendom.

Some issues keep recurring, and rather than repeating myself, I am collecting related ones with an explanation, so they are readily available for people suffering from that issue.

The first one is Answers to self-assessed sexual abusers.

Even more frequent is the terrible problem of being tortured by obsessive thoughts of committing murder. As we know, all too many people give in to such urges, but those who contact me have resisted, and want the obsession to go away. Here are links to 21 such q&a exchanges.

There is a reason that murder urges are so common. Read an extract from my coming book, From Depression to Contentment: A self-therapy guide about the work of John B. Calhoun, which provides a perfect explanation.

 

If you are in despair about the state of our world…

A lady sent me a letter of despair at the way global society is committing suicide. Here is my answer to her.

On the same topic, it’s worth reading my correspondence with a young woman who was in despair about the end of humanity.

 

Environmental campaigning

I have been an environmental activist since 1972, because I had young children, and wanted a good future for them. Now, I have grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and work for at least some chance of survival for them.

This theme is a constant in my monthly newsletter, Bobbing Around. Also, here are a few relevant posts:

How to change the world
4 r-s of sustainable use
How to predict disaster
Sunspot activity and climate
Essential education about methane
Toward a sustainable lifestyle
What are the most important aspects to pay attention to that relate to sustainability?
We can’t remove enough CO2
Kate Marvel post on climate change
There IS no global warming?
Is global warming ever going to stop?

 

Philosophy

I didn’t decide to be a Buddhist, but as a young man, I found out, almost by accident, that my belief system is in accordance with the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama. I am a “secular Buddhist:” follow no ritual, but do my imperfect best to live by this philosophy. Actually, although this is NOT a religion, its implications for living are the same as those of all the great religions, including Christianity, Judaism and Islam.

All of us will be better people by understanding the Buddha’s message, regardless of our religious beliefs, or lack of them. If interested, read the following:

I is a paradox
Vipassana retreat
Second Vipassana retreat
Buddhism for Christians
A band-aid: Buddhist equanimity
Reincarnation. This is an extract from my coming book, From Depression to Contentment: A self-therapy guide.
Where do souls of population explosion come from?

 

Interesting people I’ve interviewed

From time to time, certain people inspire me to the point of wanting to feature them and publicise what they have to offer, or to spread their message, or to learn from them.

Here is the list from the last few years, newest first.

Jan Trezise was a school principal, and has organised an amazing project: kids from her high school have interviewed refugees from East Timor who had settled in Australia during the terrible times in Timor. The resulting prose and poetry reports form the book From Timor Leste to Australia. Reading this book inspired me so much that I just had to interview Jan.

Sky Taylor is one of my fellow authors who regularly participate in Rhobin’s Rounds. I interviewed her because of the remarkable similarities in our philosophy and world view, despite the huge differences in our writing. One of the fascinating things is her time as a volunteer in Tonga.

Cheryl Holloway is an African-American lady with remarkable achievements. One of her ongoing activities is to help the careers of other writers, and she hosted me at her blog. I just had to return the favour, and you’ll find her fascinating.

Rajat Mitra is an author in India. I wanted to interview him after reviewing his book, because his attitude of loving acceptance as the way of overcoming hate resonated with me. You will love him.

Carolyn Howard-Johnson about the review. Carolyn is an award-winning poet and writing instructor, and a high-selling writer of “how-to” books for writers. She is an inspiration, because her way of advancing her causes is to help others with theirs.

Cynthia Sue Larson is a physicist with an interest in apparently paranormal events. She uses quantum mechanics to offer an explanation.

Erin Ireland wrote a powerful book about domestic abuse, and has helpful advice to women on how to predict it, and how to protect themselves.

Michael Michalko on how to be creative. Michael has now stopped his regular, intriguing posts about many aspects of creativity, but my conversation with him is still fascinating. Reading what he says will help you to become more creative.

Joan Edwards on how to make a blog popular. In a matter of 4 years, she has built it up to more than 102,176 unique visits, and 176 subscribers.

 

Entertaining you (mostly) elsewhere

Many kind people have invited guest posts from me, or interviewed me on their blog or website. I make a point of giving fresh, new answers to at least some of the questions. Each of these people is unique and creative, so they often surprise me with a question or two. Even if not, I do my best to surprise them with my answer.

Here are links to those that are still active in their original location. When that’s no longer the case, I reproduce the interview here, at Bobbing Around, so you can still hopefully enjoy my writing.

Currently, I am publicising my two most recent novels, Guardian Angel and Hit and Run, so have had such guest appearances in many places. More are coming, so please keep an eye on this spot.

Again, most recent is on the top.

TA Sullivan and I have become friends, and she is also my teacher on deep philosophical matters. Our interview is completely different. While my books are mentioned, they are almost incidental to the issues we discuss. Be amused and challenged, and please leave a comment. (After all, it’s no good, taking it with you. Isn’t English a wonderful language?) Oh, I’d better let you know, the interview is going live on the 1st of October.

Lisa Haselton’s interview is due to go live on the 26th of September. And yes, I managed to say new things, surprising myself.

Rita Chapman has hosted me at her blog on the 2nd of September. Our chat was there for only a week, so I have reposted the interview. She gave me serious opportunities for humorous answers.

Wendy Laing interviewed me in August. She had some formatting problems, like her platform not recognising HTML for a paragraph break, but the content is fine.

Joan Edwards has me on her popular blog, though you’ve missed out on the chance of a free book by commenting before 13th August, 2018.

Lynda Dickson runs the Books Direct blog and we had an interesting conversation.

JQ Rose asked a lot of W questions, and what do you know, I even answered one more than she asked.

Mary Tod runs a prominent and often-visited blog devoted to historical fiction. She has interviewed several well-known historical writers, and did me the honour of also welcoming me. After she got my answers, she decided to read Anikó: The stranger who loved me.

Cheryl Holloway focused on Guardian Angel, because Hit and Run wasn’t published yet.

However, I am delighted to let you know, her second interview focused on Hit and Run.

Carolyn Howard-Johnson had fun posting my tongue-in-the-cheek essay on a bio that will get your book read

Norm Goldman runs the highly popular writing site Bookpleasures. I feel honoured that he interviewed me, and I think you’ll enjoy our questions and answers.

I joined an organisation that advanced electronic books in 1999. Its name, EPIC, cycled through several expansions. Its best activity was an international award for electronic books, and my work won several, and was shortlisted at other times. Sadly, though, EPIC’s success killed it, and the organisation ceased to exist in early 2018. However, here is an interview that featured on their blog late in 2017.

Margaret Carter doesn’t have a blog or website, but a Yahoo group for her faithful fans. She posted an interview with me there, and I have made it accessible here.

I have been a volunteer counsellor at Queendom for many years. Recently, I discovered that there is an associated blog. Deb, the wonderful lady running it, asked so many questions that we had to post the interview in two parts. Both are fun, and can stand on their own.

This is the first part.

And as you may have guessed, here is the second part.

I don’t write children’s books, but that’s Bonnie Ferrante’s special interest. So, that’s what I talked about on her blog. It was well received by authors and readers of kids’ books.

Beverley Bateman wanted to know about heroes, so that’s what I wrote about on her blog.

Rita Chapman has interviewed me once before, and when she replaced me there, I made sure it didn’t disappear. What I wrote made her laugh…

The Mountain Journal featured an interview with me in 2010. I’ve re-read it, and am surprised at how relevant it is to today’s stuffed-up world.

Greg Foyster is a journalist who cycled around Australia, gathering material for his book. I was one of the many people he interviewed.

When Ascending Spiral was published in 2013, a lady contacted me. She’d loved it, but didn’t want to write a review. She wanted to interview me, but had no web site of her own. So, we did the interview at Bobbing Around.

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84 Responses to About

  1. Dear Dr. Bob,

    I am very proud of you. Your blog is looking great. I love the view of the mountains. Thanks for being a grandfather to our world. Congratulations on your many books.

    You are a jewel. Always remember that.

    Never Give Up
    Joan Y. Edwards

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  2. bobrich18 says:

    Thank you Joan. I am doing my best following your instruction manual on setting up a WordPress blog.

    Liked by 3 people

  3. Carolyn Howard-Johnson says:

    Joan and Bob. Way to go. Two of my fave, generous writers working together.
    Best,
    Carolyn

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  4. Chris Gallard says:

    Excellent froth my friend.

    Liked by 3 people

  5. davidnorman59 says:

    Well done again Bob 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  6. I enjoy your writing and your contributions immensely. I want to be like you when I grow up!

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    • bobrich18 says:

      You’re doing pretty well in your own field, Paul. And you’d make my glasses fog up if I had any.

      You must have paranormal abilities. That very phrase “I want to be like you when I grow up!” occurs in my latest book, which has not yet seen the light of day.

      🙂
      Bob

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  7. What a lovely tribute. (I want to be like you when I grow up.) You must be an example to your grandchildren, Bob.

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  8. bobrich18 says:

    When my son was 15, I told him he’d have to look after me when he could defeat me in rough play. He became very gentle after that. (He is an aikido exponent.)

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  9. I did not know that you were a researcher and a nurse! What did you research?
    I love that you spend time with your grandchildren!
    I can imagine that some people struggled with withdrawal from electronic gadgets at the retreat. If we all purposely spent time away from them, we could be more aware, more mindful,connected to our thoughts and to relationships.

    Janis L. Silverman, author

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    • bobrich18 says:

      Hi Janis, thank you for commenting.
      My research was on cognitive psychology: how people think; specifically how short term memory works. Later, I had a job at Australia’s government funded research organisation the CSIRO, running surveys on things like energy conservation, privacy, safety in the home etc.

      I wasn’t able to be a therapist until nursing toughened me up!

      I do love my genetically related grandchildren, but the “professional grandfather” refers to the many young people who email me out of despair, and almost always I am able to steer them toward growth, inner strength and decency. It is one of my gifts (and therefore responsibilities) in this life.

      The Vipassana retreats are brilliantly designed to maximize habit change, in the same way as boot camp in the army is. Basically, you have literally nothing to do except what you came for!

      Look after yourself,

      Bob

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  10. bobrich18 says:

    As I say in one of my projects on this blog http://wp.me/p3Xihq-8N
    “An act of kindness carries its own reward.” The more you give, the more you get.
    Incidentally, adding to my lists there earns people a free short story.
    🙂
    Bob

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    • John Harland says:

      It is important to allow others to give and to be kind to you as well. They too need the pleasure of giving and caring.

      Otherwise giving can become like a weapon, like the Coldness of Christian Charity.

      I suspect that what Jesus may have said about reciprocity of giving might have been missed in the retelling by people keen to show themselves to be virtuous beyond those around them, or to portray Jesus’ ideas as impractically idealistic. (How else could you wage war and be “Christian”, or be Donald Trump and “Christian”?)

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  11. Erin Ireland says:

    I’m sure your Kookaburra and your little friend Ella Have gained much through your gentle acts of kindness. The little pleasant things in life are many times what bring us joy. .

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  12. Dr Bob Rich says:

    Well, all Kookie got was a selection of grubs hiding in the wood I split. But then, birds are wise and have simple needs. Buddha and Jesus tell us that’s what we should aim for too.

    You might enjoy my bird poem at http://anxietyanddepression-help.com

    At times of great disappointment, I have been known to recite it to myself over and over.

    🙂
    Bob

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    • pendantry says:

      Brian has some ideas about birds, too…

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      • Dr Bob Rich says:

        Pendantry, thank you for exploring my blog.

        You know, I’ve never seen a Monty movie. Haven’t had a TV set since 1975 (liberation!), and rarely go to the movies. I did read one of the books ages ago, but I thought I was funnier than he.

        🙂

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      • pendantry says:

        ‘Exploring’? I’ve barely skimmed the surface. But I’ll be back. Especially if you really are funnier than Monty Python.

        Wait… you’ve never seen Monty Python’s ‘Life of Brian’? Definitely one for the bucket list — I would advise sooner rather than later, as you’ll want as many repeats as you can manage.

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  13. Dr Bob Rich says:

    The two funniest movies I’ve seen are “The gods must be crazy” and Peter Sellers’ last movie, “Dr Fu Manchu.”

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  14. Dr. Bob-I’m sure you are a wonderful person but TV has much to offer since 1975 (40 years of Saturday Night Live), Monty Python,Dr.Who, John Stewart,Keith Olbermann when he was a political reporter, the Rebecca Maddow Show, Key and Peele, AND ANYTHING EVER TOUCHED BY ROBIN WILLIAMS. (Yes-even the second act of Popeye. Deal with it.) It is my only companion now that I can’t get around but when I was active I would cook all day-12 hours,listening to TV and never see the screen.There’s a lot of crap on tv and a lot of good stuff. Johnny Depp,because even his bad is good. Skip The Hunger Games. Read the series in 3 days.Enjoy and miss 2 years of hype.The books were rich.The movies were thin and I don’t know why-too little money? “The gods must be crazy” was sad.

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    • Dr Bob Rich says:

      Potato Mother? As it happens, potatoes are my second favourite vegetable. (First is chocolate, of course.)

      Certainly, everything depends on life circumstances. A person who has mobility problems, and/or is socially isolated, and perhaps also has some kind of problem with reading books, will find TV a blessing.

      However, TV can be a curse if used as a child minding device, as it often is. Same is true for computers, X-boxes and mobile phone apps, because they all replace real life, and physical activity.

      My main objection is the message under the message. The TV is the most powerful tool for brainwashing people into the myths of a crazy culture: consumerism, selfishness, tolerance for violence, focus on physical appearance over inner beauty, the romantic myth (I can only be happy when I find my soul mate, and then I’ll be happy everafter).

      If TV was not an effective brainwashing tool, then there wouldn’t be so much invested in ads. Actually, though, the messages carried by programs in between the ads are more powerful and deadly. And they are the same messages.

      🙂
      Bob

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      • Al Harris says:

        Thanks for the introduction to your Blog Mr Rich, Bob. 😛 I definitely think I need a “writing” from you. though – how have you managed to grow chocolate as a vegetable.

        I’m off now Bob. I feel the same about reading Blogs as you find about watching TV/going to movies.

        Cheers,
        Al

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      • Dr Bob Rich says:

        Thank you for visiting, Al.
        A blog is just a web site with one difference: it is 2-way. You could visit one of my other web sites, where I have lots of good stuff — but there is no convenient way for you to leave a comment.

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    • Dr Bob Rich says:

      I forgot to respond to “Gods must be crazy.” I didn’t find it sad, but hilarious. “She has flowers on her panties!” “I collect manure.” A debate with a chimp up a tree…

      It is a completely accurate anthropological study, both of the Kalahari Little People and of white South Africans. And I love the underlying messages.
      🙂

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  15. James Choron says:

    Dr.Bob, I can’t believe that I finally found you again. I’ve been looking for months!

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  16. Armiyao Harruna says:

    Dr. Bob, I’m an African writer with a self-published book since March. Initially I was not made to understand that I’d be paying some monies apart from the initial publishing fee of about £500 for the 472- page story. When it was getting to print I was requested to pay for several items like advertising, Library of Congress, you name it. I couldn’t do anything and we broke contact from that point, even though the book is being sold online at Amazons and other outlets. Nobody from the publishing house has contacted me on quantity sold so far online and print copies sold by the publishing house. What’s your opinion about this? Fact is, I’ve many books in my head and I can’t dare do anything now if my first work is thus treated. I’m elderly in age.

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  17. Ray Mathway says:

    Hi Bob,
    just read your “Voting for Consensus” (speech given at Akademos) – had to laugh as it mirrors my experience in trying to set up a small “worker’s co-operative” 🙂 Will look at more of your pages as patience allows – really hate reading off a computer screen.

    What’s the prize for winning the Rat-Race anyway ??

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    • Dr Bob Rich says:

      The prize? A rat of course.

      I much prefer to read onscreen than on paper, for several reasons.

      1. I can zoom. Nowadays, when I read on paper, I need to wear glasses. On my computer, I just magnify the view.

      2. Backlighting. This really reduces eye strain.

      3. Search function. In most programs, you can search for a word or phrase. This is really useful when editing. On p 287, Sue’s son is called Jim. When I return to p 1 and search, I find this is the first instance of the name. So, I search for Sue, and find that on p 32 the son was Jake. Try doing that on paper.

      4. If it’s not in my computer, it’s not real. I can’t read my own handwriting, so have learned to think on a keyboard. When I take minutes at a meeting, it’s done by the end of the meeting, only needing a bit of tidy-up.

      5. I can take as many books with me as I like, without paying excess baggage. In 1991, I went to Europe from Australia, carrying 40 books with me.

      6. Most important, electronic books don’t eat trees.

      About consensus, the trouble is that it’s foreign to European-based cultures. The only way it can work, paradoxically, if an authority figure forces people to accept relevant training, as in the Australian army.

      Anyway, I am delighted at your comment.

      🙂
      Bob

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      • Ray Mathway says:

        As an electronics technician, I am now anti-technology – not because technology itself is a bad thing but because it is mostly badly thought through & badly designed.

        Next term I’m giving a 10 week class to Seniors on Alternative Societies (including Nil-economy & Intentional Communities) …. I expect the same lack of understanding as on Concensus so will spend the first class (or three) explaining the terms & definitions used 😀

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      • kartofflmuter says:

        I never sat my children in front of a TV unless I was in front of the same TV. That way I could say,”Do you understand that ? Did you laugh because they fell down or because they got hurt? That’s called slapstick.But it’s not really funny when people get hurt,is it?” Yes. I was a pill. Our first child was such an avid reader that in 2nd or 3rd grade,he invariably won the reading award each week and each month. Finally they just had the “Robi” Award and second place. He read three or four children’s books a night. By 6th grade ,his reading level was 1st year of college. They tested him and said he was nothing special.Not talented or a genius. In fact when he was a toddler,they’d suggested he was deaf or hyper active. I left him alone and brought him books from the library.Sci-fi.Heinlein. Ender’s Game. Spider Robinson. Dune. Zelazny. We had rousing discussions over dinner on the finer points of mirror worlds and time travel. I really should have been a Tiger mom and pushed all the kids but they were all so smart I didn’t see the point . Oh well.He went on to become the youngest director at Yahoo,quit,moved to Seattle and started his own company.Google has put money in it. Not deaf.Not dumb.

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  18. Dr Bob Rich says:

    Yes. Technology, science are tools, which can be used for good or bad, well or badly.

    I am a member of an intentional community that has survived over 40 years. I suggest that rather than telling them definitions, do an exercise. This group has come together because they want to build a community. They have $x they can pool, and want to buy land and build houses on it. You can specify their pretend ages, say, all in their 30s and 40s, with children. They now need to design a manifesto that sets out the aims of the new community, rules for making decisions and handling conflict, how to deal with costs, etc.

    Much more fun. You can provide links to resources, e.g., http://mudsmith.net/moora.html and http://mooramoora.org.au

    There is Findhorn, Crystal Waters, Tuntable Falls and many others.

    🙂
    Bob

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    • Ray Mathway says:

      good idea for the exercise Bob. I’ve already made a list of websites of long-term Oz & overseas communities – amazing how many there are ! I went to Tuntable Falls & Crystal Waters several times in the 80s/90s. I also plan to cover those that have failed or failed-to-launch ….. mistakes teach you things too 🙂

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  19. Dr Bob Rich says:

    kartofflmuter, that way of using TV shows you can wring good out of anything. Well done.

    🙂
    Bob

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  20. kartofflmuter says:

    Well-just about anything. We listened to Rush Limbaugh on the radio while running errands one week.For an entire 5 day period,I kept my mouth shut. This was harder than you might think if you knew me personally.I knew how to drive and had a car to drive when our second child turned 3.Robi was still in elementary school.It was the happiest time of my lfe. We were driving to Dr. appts and the grocery store. At first,he didn’t say anything either and on the third or 4th day,he said something.I remember we were at Albertson’s getting out of the car. “Feminazis”-that was is name for women he didn’t like. So my son asked why were listening to this jerk and I said that this jerk invited anyone to listen to him for a whole week to decide for themselves. So? He said he had made his decision. We put in a Hindi Cassette tape when we left and never listened to the jerk again.

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  21. Mona M says:

    Wonderful Grand-Father, Thank You for sharing your blog and your wisdom that resonates so much within me. Sharing with you one of my most favorite Indian quote: “In the end, it’s all going to work out. And if it doesn’t work, then it’s not the end”. 1000blessings, Mona, Rajasthan.

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  22. Launa Exe says:

    Great Post, I love this, you give me a exciting.

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  23. mjnieto7 says:

    Thanks Bob for your book give away. I am not signing up because I already have a copy but will spread the word around and offer details to sign up for the book. My old playmates are always available for a freebie, and some actually LIKE to read !
    Maria
    PS Love Mona’s wisdom.Not much is working for me so it must NOT be the end !!

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  24. Carolyn Howard-Johnson says:

    It is lovely seeing so many of my writing towels chiming in on Bob’s blog! Thanks to all of you were dropping by.

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  25. Dr Bob Rich says:

    Carolyn, I think that’s your phone not listening to you correctly when you dictate to it. Maybe visitors could suggest a few plausible meanings for writing towels?
    🙂
    Bob

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  26. grayshame says:

    your extremely insightful comment drove me here and dropped me off. fifteen published books is no easy feat. i love your claim of not fitting into a genre. i sense an individuality in you which is quickly seeping away from today’s age. thank you for existing.

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  27. GP Cox says:

    Pleased to meet you. I saw your gravatar image on another site and thought I’d check your site out. It’s a pleasure to find someone with a vision for the future generations!

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    • Dr Bob Rich says:

      Thank you for the honour of your visit. I’ve had a quick look at your blog. Didn’t see anything about you personally. Are you “senior” enough to have fought in WW2? I was a baby then…

      You will probably enjoy the book I’ve just published, Guardian Angel. Please check the new page on my blog and web site.

      🙂
      Bob

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    • Dr Bob Rich says:

      Cecilia, thank you for visiting and leaving a comment.
      Life is too short to be treated with the seriousness it deserves. They say, you get busier once you retire, and I’ve retired five times so far. I simply don’t have the time to write a new post each day.
      Besides, I know that many of my friends are also busy people. A post a day from me would soon become spam.
      🙂
      Bob

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    • Dr Bob Rich says:

      Thank you for visiting. Today, I’ve worked quite a bit with my pages and blogs, and had no problem.
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      Bob

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    • Dr Bob Rich says:

      Miriam, thank you. I have enough for my needs, and my wife and I have done our best to live in voluntary poverty for many years (sometimes the money came in, like it or not, because people sought out my services).
      Far more important to me is to make a difference. If you want to be of service to me, the best way is what you have offered: to bring other people here. Also, all my books, fiction or nonfiction, are intended to make this planet a better place to live.
      Have a good life, my dear.

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