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.

Story is stalled?

Other essays in Rhobin’s Rounds Rhobin’s topic for August, 2017: When you are stumped on moving a plot line forward, what do you do to reinvigorate your imagination and get your characters moving? Being an environmentalist, I like to recycle. … Continue reading

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Humanity at its best

A friend of ours, Di Moore, has been a major force in our little township of Healesville for 40 years. Her achievements are too many to list, but include being on the Shire Council. She even was the Mayor for … Continue reading

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Downhill

I had an argument with a friend whose opinion I respect. Actually, I didn’t know I was having an argument until he told me he was furious. He needed a lift to pick up his motor bike from the mechanic, … Continue reading

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Bobbing Around Volume 17 Number 2

Yes, organic is more expensive. You can pay the farmer now, or the doctor later. Emily Fletcher Bobbing Around Volume Seventeen, Number Two, August, 2017 Bob Rich’s rave bobswriting.com    anxietyanddepression-help.com/    mudsmith.net/    previous issues *About Bobbing Aroundsubscribe/unsubscribeguidelines for contributions *From me … Continue reading

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Painting as if the planet mattered

Suppose you are driving, and the fuel gauge of the car is hovering just above zero. You don’t know how far you’ll need to drive before being able to top up. How do you drive? If you want a future, … Continue reading

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Interviewing Cheryl Holloway

Cheryl Holloway is an award-winning writer, talk show host, journalist and retired writer-editor for the Federal Government and military. She has been the Editor of numerous magazines and newsletters, and was an intern at the Smithsonian Institution Press. She has … Continue reading

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Why I don’t write romance

Rhobin’s topic this month is: “Whatever genre you write, do you have a different one that you love to read? What do you think attracts readers to certain genres?” However, I have chosen to be disobedient, and to write about … Continue reading

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Interview with Rajat Mitra

Rajat Mitra is a clinical psychologist who has worked with Islamic militants and radicalized youth on the one hand, and survivors of mass violence and genocide on the other. He holds a PhD in psychology, is a social entrepreneur, and … Continue reading

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On heroes: Guest blog with Beverely Bateman

Posted at at Beverley’s blog on the 5th of June, 2017, and reproduced here with permission. Beverley asked me to talk about heroes. They are definitely a Good Thing in a story, and so are villains, but neither are necessary. … Continue reading

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Author spotlight at Pandora’s Box Gazette

On the 17th of May, 2017, Joanne Tropello kindly invited me to answer some interesting questions. In the nature of a blog, such things soon get buried under new posts, so I am reproducing the interview here, with her permission. … Continue reading

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