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.

My recommendation: move inland, to higher ground

Scientists are not prophets, and don’t make predictions. Rather, they look at where current trends will take us, given certain assumptions. “If you do this, the probability of that will be x.” This is very useful, and leads to practical … Continue reading

Posted in Climate change, environment | 2 Comments

An opportunity to make a difference

Scott Dauman is one of the subscribers to Bobbing Around, which practically guarantees that he is a good person. Only, now he is in serious trouble, and a small action from you could make a big difference for him. His … Continue reading

Posted in compassion, Health

Bobbing Around Volume 20 Number 3

This planet is not your rubbish dump, but your cradle. Dr Bob Rich To say that you can kill in the name of God is blasphemy. Pope Francis Bobbing Around Volume Twenty, Number Three, September, 2020 Bob Rich’s rave … Continue reading

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You can visit the city of the kindness revolution

This is Leeds in Britain. Thanks to a Buddhist initiative two years ago, they are holding a week-long online event starting 6th September. It is typical that the need to go online because of COVID19 is an advantage: “We can … Continue reading

Posted in compassion

How to write third-person narrative

After 40 years as a writer, I have learned a new trick, thanks to the generosity of spirit of my writing friends. So, I am paying it forward and sharing this insight with others who want to improve their writing. … Continue reading

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Elementary, my dear Rhobin

Rhobin Courtright’s homework for her faithful bloggers is, “What elements do you include in your stories to make a story seem and feel more realistic to the reader?” Hmm… There are 118 elements in the current Periodic Table. I had … Continue reading

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How to deal with anxiety

Suffering anxiety? Here is a new resource, with a contribution from me. After you have clicked on the link, go to the top of the page and read what 17 other people have offered. Katie Holmes must have put weeks … Continue reading

Posted in Psychology

Help: current uneducated American speech

Please advise me on the speech patterns of a barely literate, drug-and-alcohol-using, wife-abusing Cincinnati resident who hates colored people, Latinos, and everyone else he can. You might be able to refer me to a novel featuring such characters, or perhaps … Continue reading

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The story of plastic

Did you know that the current global disaster of plastic in the oceans, and in animals including humans, was accurately predicted in the 1970s? I learned this from an excellent article by Erica Cirino in The Revelator. It’s a must-read.

Posted in environment | 3 Comments

Inside view of abuse

The title of the review is, I survived child abuse for years — here’s what everyone gets wrong about it, but, I, and probably most other psychologists, cannot be part of “everyone.” This informative, interesting little essay in Readers’ Digest … Continue reading

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