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.

Minnesota pays you to feed bees

If you live in Minnesota, the state will pay you to transform your lawn into a bee heaven. Local wild bee populations are under threat, which hurts everyone and everything, and this wise action will help. Also, sterile green patches … Continue reading

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The page that won me an award

Well, that award was so long ago that the people who ran the contest, the New Zealand Writers’ Association, no longer have a website. Still, a prize is a prize. I have returned to it because Rhobin Courtright’s topic for … Continue reading

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The Climate Arsonist

Lloyd Alter has written an important essay you’ll find at TreeHugger. If you choose to “not believe” in the human-caused climate catastrophe, you are a mass murderer. Please also read the comment I left.

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Amazon Influencer recommends Hit and Run

Steve Brock is “Stevo,” who writes: Amazon has named me an Amazon Influencer and given me a storefront on the site. My Best of the Best titles are collected in a monthly Listopia entry (and on the page for each … Continue reading

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From Depression to Contentment, reviewed by Hendrika de Vries

In all my over thirty years of practicing psychotherapy I have read and recommended many self-help books, but seldom have I found one that speaks to me with the spiritual wisdom of Bob Rich’s From DEPRESSION to CONTENTMENT. Here is … Continue reading

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CO2-sucking concrete?

Lloyd Alter reports in TreeHugger that the world’s largest cement company has put a new product on the market. It is precast concrete with 70% of the carbon content of manufacture of the standard stuff, and which sucks carbon dioxide … Continue reading

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Melting Ice Everywhere — Arctic Sea Ice Extent Hit New Record Lows in Late July and Early August

Originally posted on robertscribbler:
If there is one word I’d use for the summer of 2019 it would be awakening. Awakening to a general public awareness of a climate crisis driven by fossil fuel burning we are now entering the…

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A modern parable: the prince’s birthday party

The Prince’s son had his 10th birthday, and a huge celebration was held up in the castle. The birthday cake was as big as a wagon wheel, and the hundreds of nobles lucky enough to be invited were served a … Continue reading

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The best of human nature

Big boys don’t cry, but this lovely little story brought tears to my eyes. News about sport are very often about cutthroat competition, drug taking, losers throwing tantrums, people driving themselves to injury. Here is an occasion for celebrating friendship, … Continue reading

Posted in compassion, Inspiration

Featured in a podcast

“As We Get Older” is featuring me in a podcast. Bob Pessemier asked excellent questions, and I hope I’ve given excellent answers. The topic is depression, which is a growing global epidemic. You can listen by following this link

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