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 started you to write?

Other posts in Rhobin’s Rounds This is what Rhobin Courtright wants to know this month. It was my mother, grandmother, and grandmother’s sister who lived with us, Aunt Janka. By the time I started school, I could read and write, … Continue reading

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A healing story: Aaron was a Hero!

Other stories When Aaron was two, he was taken from his mother and placed in foster care. This was because of her heroin addiction. Losing her child motivated her to get off the drug. In the process, she met and … Continue reading

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JQ Rose has beaten the gun

Janet’s guest post from me was supposed to go live on August 14, but her time machine slipped. Please visit her here:

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The best education: an interview with Jan Trezise

I have previously reviewed From Timor Leste to Australia, which was written by schoolkids, and edited by Jan. It was so inspiring that I invited Jan to have a public chat with me. Jan, you’ve just had a book published, … Continue reading

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Free book edit contest

I’ve been a professional editor since 1999. In 2007, I won the now sadly defunct Editors and Preditors’ contest for best editor. Several small, independent publishers regularly send me work, and I assist a steady trickle of writers pre-submission. My … Continue reading

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Extinctions: going, going…

A recent research paper in Nature points to the rapid acceleration of tropical extinctions. The causes are well known: human actions like overfishing, and destruction of rainforests. Despite the dry, scientific language, this paper is a call for action. OK, … Continue reading

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Bobbing Around Volume 18 Number 2

Just because we are all doomed does not mean we can’t be nice to one another. Rich McLean The Palyku nation in the far west [of Australia] has a culture entirely distinct to the Kamilaroi nation in the east. The … Continue reading

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This is an extract from my coming book, From Depression to Contentment: A self-therapy guide. I will now demonstrate that reincarnation occurs. I will show that it is no more a matter of belief than, say, the adaptive value of … Continue reading

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Loving a whale

In my as-yet unpublished Doom Healer series, there is a young woman, Mariana van Dekelen, whose best friend is a humpback whale. Today, I discovered that there is a young woman outside my computer, who has modelled herself on Mariana, … Continue reading

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AVAAZ report on Trump

This just-circulated essay from AVAAZ is so important, and so well documented, that I felt the need to republish it.   Dear friends, It’s now shockingly clear that Donald Trump is Putin’s poodle. But we need the world to understand … Continue reading

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