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.

A true world leader

This morning, I found several reports of another brave act from Pope Francis. He has declared a climate emergency, and firmly told the oil companies to stop killing the future. Here is one account, at EcoWatch. The leaders of these … Continue reading

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If a flower could write about her life, this is how she would write

Please forgive me. Even intelligent people can be stupid, and I misread Carolyn Howard-Johnson’s email to me regarding the date my review of I am Malala was to go live on her New Book Review site. Well, it’s there now. … Continue reading

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Nancy Wagaman reviews From Depression to Contentment

A delightful and uplifting read for any human being! Essential reading for anyone dealing with depression. The time is right for this book. The world is begging for solutions to the challenge of depression becoming so pervasive across all regions … Continue reading

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Magic mushrooms for depression

I haven’t read the original research report, but this writeup in the Guardian. The active ingredient of “magic mushrooms” was given to people with long term depression, who had tried both talk therapies and standard antidepressants with no effect. Here … Continue reading

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Puzzled or intrigued?

This is the start of a story that follows on from the end of a previous volume. Until this scene, all the action was on Earth. As the heading shows, we are on a planet in a faraway galaxy. I’d … Continue reading

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Kevin Richardson’s review of From Depression to Contentment on Midwest Book Review

The Midwest Book review has a high reputation. Getting your book approved there is praise indeed. My wonderful publisher, Victor Volkman, has just notified me that Kevin Richardson’s review of From Depression to Contentment is one of the May “Reviewer’s … Continue reading

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Climate emergency is a health issue

The European Academies’ Science Advisory Council has published an important report on climate change and health. At a minimum, please read their brief summary. They confirm my frequent message: climate change is not a danger for the future, but is … Continue reading

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Feeling down? Joan can help.

That’s Joan Edwards, whose post makes me feel she is my fairy godmother. Please read her essay, “Who is in your corner?”

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Please visit my review of Malala

Carolyn Howard-Johnson has done me the honor of publishing my review of I am Malala. This is because she’d previously featured a rather critical review of the book, and I commented, stating my disagreement with the reviewer. Although the message … Continue reading

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You can invest in recycling space suits

My friend Petrea King has written, “Your body is a space suit for surviving on this planet.” She is right. When you no longer need a house, you can bury the leftovers, or burn them — or recycle them. Until … Continue reading

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