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.

What makes a character memorable?

Other posts in Rhobin’s Rounds This is the task Rhobin Courtright has set her group. Well, what makes a person memorable? After all, character is a person in a book. The people I remember are those who have had an … Continue reading

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Stop smoking script

My darling daughter has managed to stop smoking after something like 35 years. She is now well past the detoxification stage, and doing well. If you go to my stop smoking page at, you will find that hypnosis is … Continue reading

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A band-aid: Buddhist equanimity

Originally posted on Bobbing Around:
We live at the end of times. The conversion of the USA into Trumpistan (thank you for the brilliant term, Margaret Goodman) has taken us a huge jump toward global disaster. The only rational reaction…

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Bobbing Around Volume 17 Number 6

Every Australian who has accepted the government’s dishonest rhetoric about ‘boat people’ should read this book, so they can understand the horrors which cause people to flee, to leave behind the only culture they know, to risk everything in a … Continue reading

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Ancient wisdom

Here is my third short story. It’s the last one of 100 words I have handy, but you never know… Please read, comment, share. And if you’re new here, have a look around. Click here for the list of titles … Continue reading

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Part 1 of my interview at wonderful Queendom Blog

It’s my pleasure and honour to let you know, I’ve been interviewed again. I’ve been providing a service via the Queendom website for many years. I’ve only just discovered the associated blog, and have already invaded it! Please have a … Continue reading

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I approve of holy days. If you have honest belief in a religion, I hope you celebrate its holy days with prayer, and ritual designed to uplift you, and acts of service to your conception of God. Nowadays, though, a … Continue reading

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Here is my second short story, also exactly 100 words long. These stories are indexed here. Please comment, and share the link around. PRESS RELEASE This year’s Nobel Prize for Economics has been awarded to Emma Smith of Darwin, Northern … Continue reading

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My LitRing experience

This is about my Facebook experience at LitRingVip group. I am most definitely not a party animal — not in real life, and not even on the internet. For many people, conversation is lubrication. For others, me included, it’s information. … Continue reading

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Litring author takeover, Sat 4th Nov

As I threatened in the just-released November issue of Bobbing Around, I am circulating the details of an event I was unwise enough to volunteer for. This is a Facebook party (sort of), with me and a couple of other … Continue reading

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