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.

The right choice: an inspiring story of a woman’s wisdom

They call it “right to life,” but it is the right to control, the right to impose immense suffering. Please read this beautiful, compassionate account by a woman who needed to terminate her unborn baby at 23 weeks. What would … Continue reading

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Currant Fairies

Rhobin Courtright wants to know about the inclusion of current affairs in our writing, and sorry, I just can’t help the title. Her examples are: Do you ever include politics in your stories (why and how?) Do you ever address … Continue reading

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Bobbing Around Volume 21 Number 12

Hurt people hurt people. Don Lubov You don’t need to hear both sides of the story if it’s raining outside. It’s just raining outside. Michael West on a “balanced view” on things like climate science and government corruption. I have … Continue reading

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Rescue with side benefits

“Greg, welcome to the family,” Mum said. “I’m looking forward to becoming a grandmother!” His glance at me said, “You tell her!” “Um… Mum, we decided we won’t have kids.” “What? Marcie, that’s… Why on earth?” “That’s why.” Greg rubbed … Continue reading

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“I can’t breathe!” It was the merest gasp. I looked at Jake. His lips were blue. Only three days ago, he’d dismissed it as “Just a flu, mate.” For two years now, his opinion was, “That COVID thing is a … Continue reading

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On social connectedness: feedback please

In my coming book on grief, I discuss the seven magic bullets, which are the measures to build inner strength. Social connectedness is one of these. We need to have mutual connections of caring with other people. Research shows, we … Continue reading

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Noam agrees with me

Tom Engelhardt runs a powerful political blog. This very recent post by Noam Chomsky and David Barsamian bears out what I said in my guest post at Wibble. They do use more words, but then also cite evidence. Well worth … Continue reading

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How to become enlightened

Like me, Don Lubov refuses to follow rules, stick to conventions, do things like everyone else. As well as having sent me a list of great essays, he has also posted a comment on one of my recent posts. The … Continue reading

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Who is winning the war in Ukraine?

I sent a guest post to my friend Pendantry, titled Who is winning this war? He modified the title because his version ranks higher on a headline analyser. How admirably scientific! Either way, you can read my brief rave at … Continue reading

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Email to people with power over power

Many years ago, the “Australian Gas Light company” was a leader in modernity. You know, gas lights? When electricity came along, they were flexible and went with the change. AGL is now the biggest provider of power in Australia. However, … Continue reading

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