Bobbing Around!

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Subject Index

is Bob Rich's hopefully monthly rave about psychology, writing, conservation, ethics, sustainable living and whatever else may interest him at the time.

Notice

1. From Volume 13, Number 4 (November 2013), Bobbing Around is at a Wordpress site.

2. I have restarted this index as of January, 2019. The previous index is here, cataloguing a huge amount of interesting information.

3. Even older, but still useful, you can access Volumes 1 - 13 here.

   Click on the links below. Each will launch a new browser window containing an entire issue of Bobbing Around.

 

January, 2019
February, 2019


Volume 18, Number 7
Volume 18, Number 8


   Hopefully, more will appear at similar intervals, depending on Bob's workload, which is pretty horrendous as usual. Nowadays, they come out on the first of each month, but no guarantees.

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Have a good life.


Contributions are welcome, although I reserve the right to decline anything, or to request changes before acceptance. Welcome are:

* Announcements, but note that publication date is neither fixed nor guaranteed;
* Brags of achievements that may be of general interest, for example publication of your book;
* Poems or very short stories and essays that fit the philosophy and style of Bobbing Around;
* Above all, responses to items in past issues. I will not reject or censor such comments, even if I disagree with them.

Submission Guidelines

   It is a FALSE RUMOUR that you need to buy one of my books before your submission is accepted. Not that I cry when someone does so.

   Above all, contributions should be brief. I may shorten them if necessary.

   Content should be non-discriminatory, polite and relevant. Announcements should be 100 to 200 words, shorter if possible. Book reviews, essays and stories should be at the very most 500 words, poems up to 30 lines. Short stories can be longer.

   Author bios should be about 50 words, and if possible include a web address.


Subject Index


Conservation and Environment
Good News
Politics
Compassionate Action
People who Inspire
Counselling: answers to cries for help
Psychology
Philosophy -- understanding our world and ourselves
Technology
Health
Writing
Reviews
Poetry
Stories

   Each issue has announcements from several people or organisations. They are time-limited, therefore not listed in this index.

   You can now enjoy my 18th book, From Depression to Contentment: A self-therapy guide. This is the book that can change your life, whether you suffer from depression or not.

   The FREE BOOK EDIT CONTEST is finished. You can still enjoy the contributions of the 10 finalists. The winner is Keith Manos with W is for Wrestling, a book about how to overcome bullying.

   My 17th book is published! Hit and Run is now available for your enjoyment. You can read Chapter 1, and several reviews.

   Guardian Angel is flying. Check out my 16th novel, which has received many excellent reviews.

   I have three contributions in Trevor Tucker's just-published anthology, Aussie Anecdotes. Inspect it here. Several authors have combined to bring (a mostly older) Australia to life.

   Food for the soul for publicity: Kim Robinson is offering publicity to other authors, only you need to submit a recipe. I have two there.

   I've finished renovating my house at Moora Moora. You may enjoy historical and current pictures.

   Owner Builder Magazine is available online, every two months.

   Climate HOme News

   The Good Men project

   Traditional caretakers fighting for their land

   Medicins Sans Frontieres needs your support for their lifesaving work.

   Weekly Peace Salon is a phone call away in the USA, every Thursday.

   I have revised the first chapter from my coming book on depression. It is first aid for any problem.

   Here is a new collection of answers to cries for help from people tortured by compulsions to kill people

   And a similar list about people suffering guilt and shame because they'd sexually abused a child while children themselves

   I am now posting free short stories at my blog at irregular intervals. Read and leave a comment. I am happy to consider stories submitted by others for inclusion.

   No child belongs in detention

   Avaaz: A warning to humanity

   Trevor Tucker will have Aussie Anecdotes published early 2019. It has three contributions from me.

   Carolynís community

   Check out Darrell Bain's occasional news releases

   Ask a scientist Conservation International can answer your questions.
   And Climate Reality has a free educational booklet about climate change.

   Essays on writing:
A great many can be accessed in the listing of my monthly contribution to Rhobin's Rounds
Dialogue Basics
Comma tips
How to avoid ungrammatical sentences: beware of the ug

   Interesting posts on my blog:
The resilient mindset, about an inspiring little old lady.
A beautiful stop smoking hypnotic script
A band-aid: Buddhist equanimity
Holidays
Buddhism for Christians
Sin and guilt
Downhill
Painting as if the planet mattered
What are the most important aspects to pay attention to that relate to sustainability?
Humanity at its best
A random act of kindness
A useful form of exercise
Difficult kids
The reason for all the craziness in our world: the work of John B. Calhoun
Where do souls of the population explosion come from?
We need courage, not hope, to face climate change
Grabbing pics legally
Amazon's new review policy: this affects every author and publisher
Cancer: the unacknowledged global epidemic

   Joe Zammit-Lucia invites you to help redesign society.

   Most months, I participate in Rhobin Courtright's round robin. A varying number of bloggers respond to Rhobin's topic. Check out my list of contributions. Most people find them interesting.

Sufficiency Thinking: Thailandís gift to an unsustainable world

A free book you can request: You too can live in contentment.

Thoughtful essays about the state of our world by John Scales Avery

Conservation and Environment
A beautiful must-read: an essay by Dahr Jamail
Still a chance for survival?
Killing Gaia from the bottom up
Planet on fire
That word "unprecedented"
2018 and before
More on Monsanto: following tobacco and asbestos
Powerful post about climate change
Eco-flying tips
Reduce your shopping footprint
Fascinating essay on water

Good News
Cash in that empty
Free public transport in Luxembourg
Pressure protects rainforests
2018 and before

Politics
Germans want sane agriculture
2018 and before

Compassionate Action
Only love can create peace
These sensitive, loving beasts should NOT be city pets
Radio host saves a life
2018 and before

People who Inspire
What money is for
Action Nan
Inspiring quotes from Martin Luther King
How to grow from a terrible act
Trees to save the world
Refugee kid wins Rhodes Scholarship
2018 and before

Counselling: answers to cries for help
Girls think Iím a little kid
I am suffering from my daughterís BPD
Is there hope for a self-destructive guy?
2018 and before
Should I stay or go?

Psychology
2018 and before
A beautiful essay about a brutal sport
The more you give, the more you get

Technology
Antibang dog home
Loop: Lock in the consumer
Better, cheaper, and uses up trash
Replace the avalanche of wrapping paper
Trash into road
2018 and before

Philosophy -- understanding our world and ourselves
I agree with Avaaz
On being childfree
Saved by the long view
True Islam is service
Suicides and drug overdoses rise
Buddhist wisdom about climate despair
Wisdom from an economic philosopher
2018 and before

Health
Reset your gut after the holidays
Know the pesticides in your food
2018 and before

Writing
Principles of good writing, condensed
Help with your grandma
Secondary characters for Rhobin
2018 and before
Dialogue basics
How to avoid ungrammatical sentences: beware of the ug

Reviews

Please note: you will find a great many reviews of fine books I've read, and from other reviewers, in the index of the past several years.

My books, reviewed by others
Books I have reviewed
Reviews submitted by others

My books, reviewed by others
Ascending Spiral: Humanity's last chance
Anger and Anxiety: Be in charge of your emotions and control phobias
Anikó: The stranger who loved me
Bizarre Bipeds: What IS humanity's role in the universe?
Cancer: A personal challenge
The Doom Healer series
Earth Garden Building Book: Design and build your own house
From Depression to Contentment
Guardian Angel
Healing Scripts CD
Hit and Run
Personally Speaking: Single session email therapy with Dr Bob Rich
Sleeper, Awake
Striking Back from Down Under
The Making of a Forest Fighter
The Start of Magic
The Travels of First Horse: a trilogy
Through Other Eyes
Woodworking for Idiots Like Me

Ascending Spiral
2018 and before

 

Anger and Anxiety: Be in charge of your emotions and control phobias
2018 and before

 

Anikó: The stranger who loved me
2018 and before

 

Bizarre Bipeds
2018 and before

 

Cancer: A personal challenge
2018 and before

 

From Depression to Contentment: A self-therapy guide
Beth Burgess
2018 and before

 

The Doom Healer series (currently only available for beta read)
2018 and before

 

Earth Garden Building Book
Dr Murray Hollis

 

Guardian Angel
2018 and before

 

Healing Scripts CD
Janis Silverman

 

Hit and Run

   You will find many reviews on the book page.
2018 and before

 

Personally Speaking
Comments from a reader
Victor Volkman

 

Sleeper, Awake
Stephanie Black
2018 and before

 

Striking Back from Down Under
2018 and before

 

The Making of a Forest Fighter
Max Overton
Florence Weinberg
Margaret Tanner

 

The Start of Magic
Charlene Austin
ChrisChat

 

The Travels of First Horse
ChrisChat

 

Through Other Eyes
Georgiann Baldino
ChrisChat
Alan Clay
Fiona Lemmon

 

Woodworking for Idiots Like Me
Woodworking for Idiots Like Me reviewed by Ron Peters.
A response to Ron Peters.

Books I have reviewed
Down to Dirt by Kevin Killiany
Instant Wisdom, by Beth Burger
My Nutritionary by Catherine Saxelby
Once a Copper by Vikki Petraitis
2018 and before

Reviews submitted by others
2018 and before

Poetry
2018 and before
Lament for the lost, by Veronica-Mae Soar

Stories
I am now posting new stories directly to my blog.
2018 and before

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