Author Archives: Dr Bob Rich

About Dr Bob Rich

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's now threatening us with extinction, and replacing culture of greed and conflict with one of compassion and cooperation.

Review of Daughters betrayed by their mothers by Holli Kenley

This book is the report of a qualitative research project, exploring the lives of seven women, each of whom grew up with a damaging mother, and each of whom achieved a wonderful, remarkable recovery. Whatever your source of damage, if … Continue reading

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Protect the environment, but without cruelty

“I know that they’re not very nice animals and they are an invasive species but it’s not their fault they are here; they were put here by us and they are walking around the planet trying to survive, just as … Continue reading

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Train the parent to cure autism

Autistic spectrum behaviours are due mostly to genetics: kids are born that way. All the same, correct training early in life will equip them with the necessary skills. Here is a very impressive just-published study showing how. Parents were trained … Continue reading

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Writing nonfiction

This month, Rhobin wants to know about our nonfiction writing. Reality resides in my computer. That horror story you think you live in is an illusion, thank Heavens. Please consider a very small selection of examples: War It’s not just … Continue reading

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Online connection with nature

Claire Dunn is Nature’s Apprentice. Usually, the events she runs are only available to people within hailing distance from where she lives, which is approximately my neighbourhood, but her new online course is available to anyone with an internet connection. … Continue reading

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Pop likes to see the gloom lifted

I say I am a Professional Grandfather. Michael Thal refers to himself as Pop. So, we are two of a kind, doing what we can to make the world a better place for the young people of today. In this … Continue reading

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Lifting the Gloom is officially for sale

My newest book, Lifting the Gloom: Antidepressant writings is available for free at Bobbing Around. However, one of my reasons for publishing it was to have ammunition for giveaways, and for that it needs to be listed for sale, for … Continue reading

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Harvard Uni set to be unfossilised

Two percent of Harvard’s investments are in fossil fuels. This amounts to $42 billion. After ten years of activity by sane students and staff, at last the university has buckled, though the announcement carefully avoids the term “divestment.” We mustn’t … Continue reading

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Aim for the achievable

I am an enthusiastic member of the Australian Greens, because I approve of what they stand for. 1. Unlike the other major Australian parties, it is impossible to buy us because we refuse donations from corporations, and any donation above … Continue reading

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I hope this pig of a fact won’t boar you

Humans took pigs with them to the Americas, and Oceania including Australia. These intelligent, creative but aggressive people escaped, and have been breeding in the wild. They are a major problem wherever they live, and have caused the extinctions of … Continue reading

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