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.


Other posts in Rhobin’s rounds Rhobin’s question is: In what time period do you prefer to set your stories — past, present, or future? What are the problems and advantages of that choice? Would you like to change? OK, here … Continue reading

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I have decided to post regular stories. Please read and comment, and if you liked it, share the link. And if you are new here, please look around. These stories will be indexed here. This first offering is exactly 100 … Continue reading

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Please vote for Guardian Angel!

I have entered Guardian Angel in a popularity contest. TCK publishing has allowed entries in 16 categories. The book in each that gets the most votes before 10th December is the winner, and there is also an overall winner. All … Continue reading

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What makes a children’s book stand out?

This guest post appeared on Bonnie Ferrante’s blog. Most children’s books are merely a temporary answer to the question, “Oh, what’ll I buy as a present for little Jimmy?” A book is better than a plastic toy or some battery-operated … Continue reading

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Bobbing Around Volume 17 Number 4

Defending ourselves from global warming and nuclear disaster requires us to do two things: stop fighting destructive wars, and start fighting to save our planet. Andrew Glikson Even if wind turbines did get damaged by a storm, they don’t explode … Continue reading

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Bobbing Around Volume 17 Number 3

I want her death to be a rallying cry for justice and equality and fairness and compassion. Susan Bro, mother of young woman killed by a hate-filled terrorist in Charlotteville To talk about climate breakdown (which in my view is … Continue reading

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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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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    previous issues *About Bobbing Aroundsubscribe/unsubscribeguidelines for contributions *From me … Continue reading

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