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.

Intersections of Suffering

Anna Sri BVSc (Hons) MPH The first time I went to an abattoir I was nineteen years old. Standing on the raised walkway over the holding yards, I watched as a few hundred head of brahman cattle shuffled beneath me, … Continue reading

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When the plot goes to pot

Rhobin’s homework in the merry month of June (yes, I know) is “In your writing, how do you recognize and overcome plot problems or failures?” Nowadays, when I struggle with plot glitches, they tend to be in the books of … Continue reading

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You can NOW read Lifting the Gloom

My latest book is completed, and as good as I can make it. Now I am looking for beta readers to help me to improve it even more. What’s the qualification for being a beta reader? Reading the book. You … Continue reading

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My first little podcast!

Earlier this month, I posted a A script for insomnia. A thing like that is more useful if you can close your eyes and listen to it, so I wanted an audio version. The link to the podcast is needed … Continue reading

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The Allegory

by Mark Pooley Alice lived alone in a little house on a beach on an island off an island off an island at the bottom of the world. Her widowed father had raised her and had built the house from … Continue reading

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Caught by climate change

Friday, 11 June 2021 Climate change affects weather by giving it more energy. Whether it’s drought, flood, wildfire, wind, heatwave, coldsnap, blizzard — whatever the weather does is more extreme. Where I live is a current example. We have experienced … Continue reading

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Scovid19 by Jon Cocks

This was Jon’s entry in the Greens essay contest I organised in 2020. Australian readers will recognise all the news items he indirectly cites. For people from other lands, “Scomo” is what Scott Morrison, Australia’s hopefully temporary Prime Minister, wants … Continue reading

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Yvonne Rowan on the second American Civil War

June 6, 2021 I hate writing depressing missives, but right now, I think it’s all I’m capable of. To do otherwise would require a mask far heavier than I have the strength for. My heart is breaking. I’m constantly on … Continue reading

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Dove for the future

Until now, I knew that “dove” can have two meanings: a nice little bird that hangs around cities, and the past tense of “dive.” It’s because of this ambiguity that I always write “dived” instead of “dove” (for the action, … Continue reading

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A script for insomnia

I’ve never heard of Breaker, but you can listen to it there, too. Make sure you’re comfortable: empty bladder, not hungry or thirsty, not too hot or cold. Either lie in bed, or sit in a comfortable chair. Close your … Continue reading

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