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.

A daisy chain of scenes

Rhobin’s topic this month: How do you ensure a story has a good beginning, a satisfying ending, and good continuity in between? When I was supervising students, I had to advise them on how to write a research thesis. I … Continue reading

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Making friends with the opposition, by Tom Hope

Other stories Tom is a young man who currently lives in my community, Moora Moora, and is hoping to become a member. Reading this story will thoroughly introduce him to you. Diary, 2 Feb 2016 I am in Tasmania hitch-hiking. … Continue reading

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In reincarnation, what is the ultimate point of becoming more spiritually evolved?

This was an answer to a question at Quora. You could read the Dalai Lama’s book, “How to Practise.” The last part is very difficult, but the first part is utterly inspiring, while the middle specifies daily meditation practice. You … Continue reading

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I agree with every word of Ted Trainer’s message

via George Monbiot’s “Out of the Wreckage”: A friendly critique.

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The unacknowledged global epidemic

…is cancer. Young and old, male and female, any country, a frighteningly increasing number of people suffer cancer. Cancer is not a disease, but a symptom. There are many forms of cancer, each with its own mix of immediate causes, … Continue reading

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Defeating the Blood-red Dragon

Other stories Today is a day of joy: I have the Blood-red Dragon running scared. Oh, she’s not dead, but never again will she drive me to despair, poison my thoughts, sour my life. I have conquered her, after Maureen … Continue reading

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Bobbing Around Volume 17 Number 11

How could we have ever believed that it was a good idea to grow our food with poisons? Jane Goodall Bobbing Around Volume Seventeen, Number Eleven, May, 2018 Bob Rich’s rave    previous issues *About Bobbing Aroundsubscribe/unsubscribeguidelines for … Continue reading

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This affects every author and publisher

Amazon has two policies that impact on readers’ ability to post reviews. And reviews sell books. First, the various national Amazon sites are fractured. Posting a review on your home Amazon will not make it visible on any other. So, … Continue reading

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The resilient mindset

Today, I went on my charity walk. I was ready to go, 3 Km (2 miles) I intended to approximately powerwalk, insofar as I can given that I am still recovering flexibility after my hip chop op. The organisers suggested … Continue reading

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My very first story

Other posts in Rhobin’s Rounds Rhobin wants to know how I developed my first story. Way back when I was a nursing student, I had to make a choice. My place of training was too far from home for me … Continue reading

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