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Subject Index


Compassionate Action
People who Inspire
Conservation and Environment
Counselling: answers to cries for help
Health
Good News
Philosophy -- understanding our world and ourselves
Poetry
Politics
Psychology
Reviews
Stories
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   The prepublication page for Hit and Run is now available for your enjoyment. You can read Chapter 1, and several advance reviews. Until the book is listed on Amazon, you can request a free copy for advance review.

   There is a new recipient for the LiFE Award: Literature For Environment. It is Getting Home, a lovely children's book by Jennifer Poulter and illustrator Muza Ulasowski.

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   I am now writing the 4th volume of The Doom Healer, a science fiction series. At the start, Bill is an unusually intelligent 14 year old, who lives a good life in the Australian Outback, until apparent aliens try to kidnap him. He doesn't know he is destined to duel a savage enemy, with the fate of our Universe in the balance. But the Enemy knows, and does everything possible to murder Bill.
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Compassionate Action
Compassion training
Noveau poor
Nuns show Buddhism in action
How to help refugees in Australia
True Christians show what’s right
We should all be like this gay man
Go home, lobster, with blessing
Kindness pushes a lawn mower
Judge in jail
Football club wins in the heart
She is dying, but married anyway
Syrian refugees in Canada pay it forward
Decent action in the Netherlands solves two problems
How do you make your struggling café take off?
Not wasted any more
Canadians do it right
Thanks, Grandma
Compassionate caravan out again, like last year
Magistrate resigns because he helped a stranger
Jesus was a Refugee
From Spain with love: refugee action
…and from Norway
Brazil welcomes refugees
What if you won $500,000?
Homeless kids can be kids
Britain’s Largest Grocer Is Giving Unsold Food To Those Who Need It
31 compassionate leaders acknowledged
Everyone is royalty -- including the homeless
3 stories of decency
CEO reduces salary to raise that of employees
Global citizens
Mama Lana’s Community Foundation
Who is charitable to a right-wing thug?
A Gangsta Gardener
Grab them young!
Decency lives in Serbia
88 year old doctor does medicine from the heart
Wonderful words from New Zealand
Heartwarming story about a boy
And 5 more wonderful kids
Random acts of kindness
One woman’s compassion for jailbirds pays off
1000 Muslims protect synagogue
Putting their religion into practice
Would you risk your life for a stranger?
Home first policy in Utah works
Putting your life where your beliefs are
The dignity of income works
Aboriginal Elder stands up for refugees
The power of forgiveness
Saving babies
Time for a good cop story
Kindness is a boomerang
Love is the only thing that can conquer hate
4 minutes to give you joy
End slavery
Arrested for feeding the homeless
Light up a planet: buy a great flashlight to light up a third world home
What to do with your $100 million if you are dying?
How to raise a compassionate child by Lauren Stevens
Love is a choice
Tiny homes for those without
A song from the heart: for children in detention
Gold award for vegie gardens: a teenager helps people feed themselves
How to use your millions: football star spreads good fortune
Read about a remarkable President
Teacher ensures his students eat over the weekend
And a generous cop
A city discovers that compassion for the homeless is more economical than persecuting them
A little girl leads the world in compassion
A small Canadian town shows how
Malala donates $50K prize to rebuild schools in Gaza
Psychologists for Peace
Campaigners freed
Oxfam in the Philippines
Mama Lana’s community foundation
Climate protesters not prosecuted
Live Better magazine
Are you ready to follow? Giving refugees a home
The only answer to war
A decent, compassionate cop
Christian and Jewish leaders campaign to support Muslim community
Streetbank
University boss’s shining example
Join the Compassionate Action Network
Happy birthday, Malala
Compassionate action continues: free dental service, by volunteers
We should all be like this 11 year old boy
Love Makes a Way: call for compassion for asylum seekers
100 richest could end extreme poverty
The main cause of hardship
Planted for anyone: free food grown in Yorkshire town
International Cities of Peace

People who Inspire
Happy birthday, Pope Francis
Forgiveness
Gifted 2 blankets? Give one away!
There ARE decent politicians
Kiribati’s weightlifter
98 years old, and still fighting for the poor
The courage of a German grandmother
A lawyer for fairness
San Francisco
She makes the planet a better place
Doctor with a big heart on a little island
I’ve made a new friend
Teenager is a world leader
Poor college transformed
Refugee a rescuer
Leo does it again
Maasai girl helps her people and the environment
Offer of a swap
She is risking 2 years in jail
Listen to this man
The best birthday present
Arctic music
Please read this open letter
Wonderful grandmothers
Should prison be hell?
The way to deal with coal
Schoolgirl battles drought
Don Cheadle
Down syndrome is not doom but a challenge
Deaf or blind in Nigeria
Inspirational stroke survivor
17 young entrepeneurs to inspire you
She won’t take Nestle’s filthy money
Oscar-winning actress for refugees
Dude making a difference
Naomi Klein wins Sydney Peace prize
Black is beautiful -- again
I agree with Francis
How to respond to bullying
Pope Francis washes and kisses the feet of Muslim refugees
This little girl is suing her government
Leonardo’s inspiring speech
Maybe she doesn’t need to learn any more lessons?
Australian concentration camp survivor speaks out
Bhutan stores 4 times as much carbon as it generates
Playing it forward
Listen to Neil Young
Two young men are changing the world
Street by street
Kissing fights hate
6 year old explains purpose of living
Leonardo has it right
The benefits of compassion
Guardian and Observer refugee charity appeal raises record £1.5m
Deadly cancer inspires this boy to greatness
They’re getting younger (environmental activists, that is)
The right response to hate
A little boy cancels a hate act
Pakistani farmer and judge win for all humanity
Buy Google’s domain?
Cancelled wedding a gift from the heart
Philosopher on two wheels
Black is often beautiful
Update on a fair boss
Love song to the earth
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has it right
A Buddhist cop’s approach to justice by Cheri Maples
A tiny girl’s courage
Teacher
Go on then, jail me
Better to give than to take
These little girls raise tens of thousands of dollars
Paralysis inspiration
From coal miner to environmentalist
Law of morality higher than an evil law
Robert Redford and young activist address UN
Saudi prince intends to give $32 billion to charity
He gives free haircuts to homeless
Bracelets from the heart
Thank you, Leonardo
6 year old boy changes his community
Pope Francis continues to inspire
10 year old boy makes clothes for homeless kids
Forgiveness is difficult but powerful
Youngsters want to keep it in the ground

Conservation and Environment
There IS no global warming?
A graph is worth 1000 words
Extinction event on course
No more imperial purple
Fish officially running out
Bolivia running dry
Reminder: freezing US is climate change
Keep coal in the ground -- or breathe this
I keep shouting about extinctions
There is no doubt: We are cooking ourselves
How to communicate about the effects of climate change
Geoengineering pie in the sky
Heatwave in the Arctic
Sense from Noam Chomski
Obituary for the Great Barrier Reef, by Rowan Jacobsen
Hottest year ever coming… again
Everest lakes
BP spews oil into the sea again
Thom Hartmann on hurricanes
Eating the (near) future
Two-way traffic in China
West Antartica on the way
Indonesia burning, again
Will Oklahoma shake fracking?
Click on the cute baby seal
Soil not as good as we thought at storing carbon
Predictions still too optimistic
Why we must live simply
We must protect the last frontier
Summer of the near future
A question about greenhouse gases
The main way we’re killing nature
Record, as usual
Sea level
CO2 still rising
Sunspot activity and climate
What happens when you heat a gas?
RIP Bolivian lake
More evidence we’re killing nature
How many planets do we have?
Kayaks against Shell
Australia feels climate change
Understanding weather
India’s hottest temps, ever
Beijing sinking
Passion from Bill McKibben
2016: Blue Arctic?
Open letter to Charles Koch
Solomon Islands swamped
April record high by record jump
UN: We’re killing ourselves, and not taking necessary measures
Ten year anniversary of An Inconvenient Truth
Join the Kids’ Party!
Censoring science!
Greenland melt: never seen before
Why Nigerians want to keep GMO out
Plastic in the sea = starving whales and other animals
Bernie on fracking
Already burning
Great Barrier Reef dying
Typhoon protection
ACF on Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area
Mexico City is sinking
NOAA: sharp rise in atmospheric CO2
James Hansen on sea level rise
Leap to green with Naomi Klein
The correct reaction to climate change
Peak water, confirmed
Warmest Arctic winter?
Greenland melting — in WINTER
What’s a climatarian?
Jane Goodall for rainforests
Seabirds in Alaska = canary in coalmine
Deep waters warming
2014 was the warmest ever — until 2015 outdid it
Climate refugees are here
Save energy, and money
31% of cacti threatened
We’re killing the coral
India flooding
Emptying aquifers
Topsoil approaching tipping point
Arnie has it right
Hawaii’s coral reefs at risk
Round up the Great Barrier Reef
Scott Ludlam on nuclear power
Win $10,000 if you can disprove climate change
Paul Watson: If the ocean dies, we die!
This is how climate change works
Dalai Lama calls for climate change action
Watch Greenland melting
Spain is burning too
If it were that easy! Paris talks built up as magic solution.
I’ve been warning about this for 16 years Ocean currents may change.
A year of CO2 in a few minutes
John James on methane
Greenland ice on the move
More than twice the size of continental USA: the trash in the middle of the Pacific.
The only solution is to keep carbon in the ground
Heat waves
And the world’s glaciers are melting
Earth overshoot day earlier
July, 2015 hottest month, ever
Oceans in peril
A brief primer of the evidence
Predictions catching up with mine
Alaska on fire
Francis on GMOs
You can eat local
Naomi speaks sense
Greenland iceberg calving causes earthquakes
Oceans nearing tipping point
The World Has Lost About 230 Million Seabirds in 60 Years
On global temperatures
World population is growing
California is sinking
Jane Fonda on Arctic oil drilling: ‘This is the fight of our lives’
2014 was the hottest ever. 2015 is hotter
New NASA data show how the world is running out of water
Why aren't we screaming? by Simon Hasleton
Alaska melting
Unprecedented alliance calls for zero pollution in Australia
65 year old mother of 13 has IVF, expecting quadruplets
How can I know if climate change is real? I’m not a scientist
Are you investing in climate risk?
Legalised theft from George Monbiot
Join with MIT in saving the world
Canadians choose climate change over tar sands
And Vancouver goes renewable
That snow in Boston
Climate scientists are real people: inspiring videos
We’ve caused California’s drought
Wisdom from today’s top Antarctic explorer
John Kerry has it right
Naomi Klein discovers what I’ve been saying for years
Minimum maximum for Arctic ice
Quakers succeed: forced big bank to divest.
Byron Shire leads. We must all follow: going renewable.
More on zero waste
The renewable revolution is working
Texas town goes all renewable
An entire nation on renewables
Robert Redford: Fossil Fuels Need to Stay in the Ground
Racing to extinction: a movie to watch. Narrated by Jane Goodall
Wisdom from Desmond Tutu
More on the Antarctic
Huge Arctic ice cap on the move
More of these are being found: huge blowhole in Siberia
Renewable energy mythbusting
It’s official: 2014 hottest on record
How whales change climate
For young people who want a future
Photos of the hottest year, ever
Extinctions
Living Planet report
Greenland melting
9th large bank abandons coal project
Fired 5 days before Christmas? It's an opportunity
Renewables Outpace Nuclear All Over the World
Ice hockey goes environmental
Tar sands in tatters?
India on organic farming path
Miners swap diesel for solar
India to eliminate coal imports
Governments sabotage solar? Councils step in
Town goes for 100% renewable power
Video of talk by John James -- must watch
Graph of global warming explains denialism
The 2 degrees warmer earth by Dr John James
Easing 4 problems with one action
More lightning to come
Addicted to oil? by Sven Ake Bjorke
Hottest October
Climate Chaos Casino: Another roll of the dice: why climate change gives the USA colder winters.
Britain’s chief scientist slams fracking
Population explosion seen
Two stars speak for nature
Renewable energy rallies
Melting of Antarctic glaciers measured
All of California desiccated
Nature has hired film stars to speak for Her
Sea level rise in 20th century is a 6000 year record
News from Alaska’s northernmost town
It’s getting repetitive: warmest September
Debi Goenka: India doesn’t need Australian coal
Brazil a case study: climate change is NOW
Good on you mate! Major prize winner "ashamed to be Australian"
My new essay, prompted by denial: Climate change is on track -- and it's all right.
Degrowth: Getting to the Root of the Climate Crisis: a must-read
Australian National University is divesting
Declining energy demand — it’s energy efficiency, stupid! by Tristan Eddis
Public education saves rhinos
10 things you can do to reduce planetary damage
Poor countries lead the way on clean energy
Eat local, feed global
Global Frackdown a global success
Uniting Church of Australia is divesting
100% of new US electricity capacity came from renewables in 3 of the last 10 months by Zachary Shahan
China is making huge environmental changes
Burlington, Vermont is on 100% renewable energy
Solar schools, USA
Divestment grows
Leonardo DiCaprio at the UN
Birds on the way out: humans to follow
Sea level rise
Drought in Sao Paulo because…
For climate change deniers
2014 on Track to be Hottest Year on Record
Action needed
Drought causes flood in California
Climate warriors
Kiribati President in the Arctic
A nuclear primer by Nick Sharp
Greenpeace unloads coal train
Robert Redford on fracking
Debunking energy myths
Logging kills
Good news for the Barrier Reef
Proof: climate change is NOW
Energy spill
Soot and climate change by Patrick Doyle
Grow vegies and collect your water -- if you want to survive by David Spain
Seattle to Build Nation’s First Food Forest
Greenpeace ship sails
Tar sands mine suffers a blow
China’s coal consumption is actually falling
Reverse for Monsanto in Mexico
A battle for our forests
Kiribati is buying a backup
Rate of Arctic methane release twice that expected
...and increased storm penetration will worsen it
Pathways to Deep Decarbonization
Why nuclear is NEVER safe
Water, water...
The north is burning
Swedish archbishop on our side
Solar has won. Even if coal were free to burn, power stations couldn't compete by Giles Parkinson
World Council of Churches Endorses Fossil Fuel Divestment
Sun replaces coal in Britain
Are you in the USA? Do you want to switch to clean energy?
Drinking water success
Sea level rise problems -- NOW
How to Avoid Population Overshoot and Collapse by Dr Michael Mills
Climate change deniers video by George Marshall
New web site for Climate Reality Project
Peak water is here by VL Baker
Oxford University under pressure to divest
Solar on the rise
US mayors a major force for the good
Solar India
Let’s follow Finland
Brazil has slowed deforestation in the Amazon
Who will pay for all that coal? Not China!
Wind farms intrude on the landscape. A telling photo from Adam Bandt
West Antarctic Ice Sheet Collapse has Begun
The Urgency of Water Security by Anthony Akpan
CO2 levels sliding UP from Laurence Lewis
Oklahoma should brace for earthquakes
Another oil transport disaster
On Overpopulation and Ecosystem Collapse by Dr Glen Barry
Stanford on the right path
GetUp stops a coal disaster
...And funding for another

Counselling: answers to cries for help
Grieving for my father
Another girl with urges to kill
My husband won’t listen to me
She stole my son from me
I can’t stand being bullied anymore
How can I help my man to work through his childhood?
How can I be nicer?
How to have a relationship with my emotionally disturbed daughter?
I feel depressed
Am I falling out of love?
Eye obsession
I’m Bi… and my boyfriend wants to marry
My man is abusive
I’m 16 and pregnant. Can my boyfriend get into trouble?
I’m being abused at work
Another mass murderer
My daughter hates me
I contemplate murdering girls
How do I learn to trust my wife?
She betrayed me and destroyed my life
I am unable to feel love
Am I too dependent on my therapist?
My kids’ problems are strangling me
He left me and I am lonely
Parkinson’s disorder
Do I deserve to be forgiven?
Do I need A New Therapist?
I’ve become a monster
I want to be normal
Electronic messing around is getting between us
I’m easily irritated and I don’t know why
Help me with my obsessiveness
Angry and lonely
I sleep to escape misery
Nightmare teacher
Father made me suffer. Now he is dying
Dad threatens to assault my boyfriend because he is colored
Fighting urge to kill
I am lying to keep my dad’s secret
Torn between two loves
Do I need to murder my brother?
My father committed suicide
I have no life
Infidelity
I quit
I’m a sexual molester
My parents mistreat me
I want to torture and murder
I feel useless
Mother at 8 years of age
What’s wrong with me?
Is it possible that I could have been raped as I child and no longer remember it?
I want to murder
Why do I have so much anxiety?
I have hateful urges to hurt someone
My father does what he punished me for, so I hate him
I need to help reduce my boyfriend’s anxiety
I’m 11 and want to start a relationship
Are we all going to die?
I told him to go -- and now I miss him
His ex is a vampire
Depressed
Why does everything make me angry?
Step children becoming intimate
Was I sexually abused as a child?
I want to commit murder
I’m distancing myself from family. Why?
I can’t cope anymore
I’m ugly, friendless and hopeless
I keep crying in private
I want to die so I can be with my father
Was it rape?
My daughter hates me
Should I cut loose from my mom?
I’m so ashamed of my mistake!
How can I live with having committed sexual abuse?
I'm afraid to let people close to me

Health
Forget climate change: it’s your health
Sunglasses
Choose a woman doctor!
Does fat make you fat?
Pennsylvanian doctors against fracking
Part of their evidence is this Yale study
Feeling sick? Relax!
Disability resources
Monsanto on trial
Poker machines and domestic violence
Climate change is a health issue in Australia (and everywhere else)
Getting inked?
The consequences of child abuse
Insect repellent
A cure for black lung
Kids on vegan diets
Wind turbine syndrome
Hot chilli
Protect bananas, kill people?
Abortion can be the real pro-life action
Alcohol and cancer: the evidence is in
Is addiction a disease?
Postpartum haemorrhage
In praise of preventative screening
Another reason for breaking free from chemical agriculture
Splenda gets scientific disapproval
Drug ads on your TV exposed
Everyday pills damage the brain
How to protect your eyes from screenitis
What if We Weren’t Exposed to 80,000 Toxic Chemicals Every Day?
Zika: maybe mosquito killer, not mosquito?
Exercise protects your back
Particulate pollution: one aspect of species suicide from Ken Kafoed
Blow for tobacco companies
The Troubling Link Between Middle-Aged Drinking And Dementia
Fix your carpal tunnel pain
How to flush brain waste
About Aspartame
Nuts are not to be despised
Air pollution pickles your brain
Toxins in the home
Value the dandelion
How to fix your stiff neck
TV rots your brain
The Lancet Commission 2015: Health and Climate Change
How to Diagnose Gluten Problems
Fracking radon into your home?
Roundup in breast milk
Alcohol is the worst drug
Depressed? SSRIs, right?
Pesticides in food
Feeling lonely? You’re at risk
What Is a CSA and Why You Should Join One
Roald Dahl on vaccination
Young people with arthritis
Coal kills
The facts on gluten
Is Roundup harmful?
Do you use endocrine disruptor compounds?
Meditation alters brain
Science does give hope
Lively kid? Medicate!
Disability resources
Put Down That Glass! Red Wine Is Not Good For You! by Judy Molland
Avoiding further global warming can be done cheaply and will improve health
Wind turbine noise
Compassion is a healing agent
8 poisons you needn’t buy
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatories can cause blood clots
The real causes of the Ebola virus epidemic
And the facts about Ebola
The human face of a terrible disaster
New technique cures paraplegia
Mountaintop Removal Linked to Cancer by Anastasia Pantsios
Common carcinogenic foods
Skin, respiratory symptoms increase near gas wells
Coal is bad for your health from Tim Flannery
When a parent drinks, the child suffers by Rayne Golay
Watch The Video That Coca-Cola And McDonald’s Hope You Never See
This man is a butterfly -- big business is a mosquito
Childhood Leukemias Near Nuclear Power Stations by Dr Ian Fairlie
"Warm handoff" can chill by Dr Oleg Reznik
Environmental degradation is bad for your health
Urban trees help you breathe
Roundup doubles your risk of lymphoma
Laughter Meditation for Parents and Kids by Pragito Dove
Glyphosate is a disaster for human health by Dr Mae Wan Ho

Good News
We will starve carbon of money
One place protected
Las Vegas
Portugal proves: renewables are reliable
Out of tar sands, into wind
Antarctic sanctuary
San Francisco disses Chevron
British universities divesting
Coal-free countries coming
LA determined to go green
Public pressure can work!: BP abandons the Australian Bight
Health professionals win against torture
Sydney is divesting
Why renewables are cheaper
No throwaways in school lunch
Netherlands going coal-free!
Frack-free Victoria
Refugee mothers cared for
You can eat local, in Chicago
Mayors to the rescue
Oakland puts people ahead of coal
Uttar Pradesh plants nearly 50 million trees in a day
Small countries showing the way
Chukchi Sea safe
Philadelphians for a future
Solar beats coal — in BRITAIN
Norway protects forests
Stockholm keeps it in the ground
Young climate champions WON!
And Massachusetts follows!
Evolution may be helping polar bears
Portland goes with the facts
Kids won’t go back to concentration camp
Environmental intelligence in New York State
San Francisco follows France
Thank you, we can stay!
Another big bank quits coal addiction
And the Rockefeller Fund divests too
China plans to slash CO2 emissions
Big energy company stops coal seam gas
Cheap coal is saving the Great Barrier Reef?
A strike against illegal fishing
Copenhagen divesting
Pakistani parliament on solar
Whales won’t be murdered
GMO out of Venezuela
…and out of several US States
Renewables: another shining example
China getting off coal addiction
…and US coal is in retreat
BP refused
Uruguay on the right track
Monsanto to be tried for crimes against humanity
Violence decreasing, despite the headlines
Enlist Duo unapproved
Sydney divesting from human rights abuses
You mightn’t have heard about this conference on transforming agriculture
Chile goes renewable
Philippines will hold climate changers accountable
Portland plugs carbon export
Car-free day in Paris a success
More of Europe manacles Monsanto
California is forcing divestment
US Arctic protected, for now
John Kerry: U.S. To Increase Refugee Admissions To 100,000 By 2017
Third U.S. City Goes 100% Renewable
Alberta’s government acting on climate change
Monsanto found guilty of poisoning French farmer
From Volume 14 Number 10 on. Before that, "Good News" were classified with Conservation and Environment.
Kids fed in Indianapolis
New Zealand sheds coal
21 kids sue US government over climate change
Queensland mega coal mine dying?
Dutch climate change court hearing: WE WON!
And 8 kids in Washington State too
Germany closing brown coal power plants
Chevron has to listen
What trees can do https://bobrich18.wordpress.com/2015/07/03/bobbing-around-volume-15-number-1/#german target=_blank>German alterative energy supplies 50% of need
India races on with solar
Investing in coal?
Uranium mine plan cancelled
Absolutely inspiring
Obama vetoes XL
Californian farmers store carbon in the soil
China cuts coal use
A Sydney council divests
Norway divesting
Girl lives for 2 years in New York, without generating garbage
Pope Francis leads on climate change
Australian aid cuts sexual violence in Solomon Islands

Philosophy -- understanding our world and ourselves
True religion
A true sage of our time
The end of economic growth
Gisela Kaplan on feathered people
Experimental demonstration: plants remember and learn
Generosity is good for you
A horrifying prediction: Trump dynasty?
Returning to sanity
Arnold has it right
Faithful America on false idols
And a compassionate take
Can you get mindfulness wrong?
Zero waste lifestyle
Do onto others…
George Monbiot on political promises
Global living and sustainability: A Gandhian perspective
Why I disapprove of ecotourism
Where to put the next billion people
Broken? Opportunity for art
Right to life — for whom?
GDP and happiness
Octopuses and squids are smarter than you think
Another beautiful post from Peace Paul
Truth about the war on terrorism
A mother is a mother, even if she has 4 legs
No new clothes for a year
Do good anyway
Drought in the Middle East — refugees in Europe
Why all the violence?
Sterilisation at 20: right or wrong?
Oh good, a school day!
Ancient wisdom explained…
Ted Trainer on the tech fix
How to defeat terrorism
Birdbrain
How to rein in population
Renewable utopia
Thank you, Giles Fraser
Fish are people too
Wise words on the Orlando massacre
Refugees: it’s happened before
Following Fermi: can the world house its refugees? From Thomas Stace
Forest wisdom
Jobs and growth
Don’t tell me fish have no emotions
On the GDP
Smarter than you think (birds, that is)
You must read about the Hopi prophecies
Work that reconnects: Joanna Macy
Morality in a nutshell
8 breaths to joy
Wisdom from Ralph
Australia’s conscience speaks
This gave me shivers up my back
Bird brains can be intelligent
Thoughtful essays about the state of our world by John Scales Avery
Andrew Gaines on transformational activism
What is real wealth?
Wanting less is the path to contentment
Peace Paul on gratitude
What should a sustainable human settlement be like?
Reducing better than recycling
A retake on the Christmas myth I agree with
A simple primer on meditation
Wish all politicians were like this man
How to change punishment
What do you do if a journalist lies?
Was Jesus a hippie?
In the fine print
The right kind of patriotism
Existential accuracy: a new diagnostic category for the fully sane?
Wisdom from George
We’re not as selfish as we think we are
Even the worst can be reformed
Nude photo shoot touches the heart, not… other bits of anatomy
A trauma survivor’s manifesto
Paul Ehrlich on Andrew Gaines
Why I like voluntary poverty
Bernie on Francis
Inspiring essay on how to save the world
Wisdom from a Black Panther
An evangelical Christian on Bernie Sanders
Ancient wisdom validated
Real efficiency: shorter working week
Inspiring invitation from Andrew Gaines
Cat-love and dog-love: an essay at my blog.
Why forgiveness is powerful
Listen to this wonderful man: Dalai Lama
Compassion pill or compassion training?
Wisdom from an American senator
You need to know this about Amazon
More wisdom from my favourite Catholic
An answer to hopelessness
Mohammed on today’s extremists
Fish are people too
Malala’s wisdom
I’m not cured, but am healed
On war
John Harland, re being childfree
Francis on a poor, humble Church
Passionate wisdom from George Monbiot, again
What can we do, personally?
A journey
George Monbiot -- must read
The 6th great extinction event, confirmed
Beautiful words, inspiring message: the Pope’s encyclical
The answer to “Why?” in pictures: unlimited growth.
Tibetan monk worth listening to
A voice of sanity
A beautiful Japanese story
Religion can save humanity
What if a homeless man OFFERED you money?
Excellent childfree article
When the sun goes from your life
Glen Barry has it right
Gandhi As An Economist
Octopus personality
Nonhuman placebo effect
What happens when we die?
Buddhist monk blasts business
A recipe for serenity
How all decisions should be made
On reproductive technology
An Open Letter To The Guys Who Run The World
What happened when I confronted my cruellest troll by Lindy West
George Monbiot, voicing my chant
…and so does Richard Schiffman
How to live a meaningful life
Another valid argument for being childfree
The change we need, summed up in two words
A rave on rich kids
Compassionate animals
The meaning of life
Accept that you are a bombu
Repelling Evil with Something Lovelier in a World of Hurt
Pledge these 3 values
While you’re up…
How to deal with a crime from Roxahn Thomas
Pope: voluntary workers are builders of peace and harmony
Did these little birds show purpose, intelligence and communication?
About spiders
Refuge, the Heart of Buddhism by Rev. Ananda Paul Normann
Monbiot does it again: the age of loneliness
Honouring Martin Luther King
Pope Francis does it again
The role of suffering
29 and dying -- in an inspiring way
Instant peace
Mr Modi publicly voices my message: following Gandhi would save humanity
The meaning of life
The secret of happiness
Not everyone needs sex
Putting human concerns into perspective
…and a different perspective; one of time
On vanity
Must read: I didn’t know this about the Kurds
Childfree and no regrets
The relationship between climate change and war
Straight thinking
Why do young men become jihadists?
What consensus is — and isn’t
How to stay positive in challenging times (5 steps) by Pragito Dove
The ancient wisdom we need now
Creative genius and mental illness
Three choices
Dancing with systems by Donella Meadows
Captain Paul Watson on cetacean intelligence
33 Things I Learned by Age 33 (...or 37 things) by Mindy
I is a paradox
The answer: how to break the chain of hurting
DOWNSIZING THE ECONOMY by Chris Mardon
A bit of wisdom from Janis Silverman
Forgiveness from the Dalai Lama
Dr Glen Barry: I too have a dream
Who is a primitive savage?
Best friends
Torn Between Russia and the West — Is There a Third Way for Ukraine? by Martin Winiecki
Extremes of Inequality and limits to wealth by Dr Peter Cock
Two more reasons why I love Pope Francis
More evidence for reincarnation
Toledo, Ohio and Chippewa, Wisconsin declared Compassionate Cities
...And the Colombian city of Medellin: from drug capital to fair and livable
Buddhist equanimity is USEFUL
One of those vagaries of nature?

Poetry
Insect poems
Seventy Seven Not Out, Not Yet by Ian Higgins
TREADING ON OUR DREAMS by Veronica-Mae Soar
The White Collar Conman, by Alfredo Zotti
Horsing Around for a young friend
Christmas Magic Wrought by Google’s Keyword Elves by Carolyn Howard-Johnson
Antigua’s Hope by Carolyn Howard-Johnson
Poetic therapy by Alfredo Zotti
From Pendantry. A brilliant little gem.
Halloween Every day by Harry Nydick
Christmas Magic Wrought by Google’s Keyword Elves by Carolyn Howard-Johnson
Such is that it may always be by Tim Knight
Fat lady, walking

Politics
The best explanation (or the bizarre fact of Trump's success)
Pull a tiger’s tail...
A good explanation of Trump
Naomi Klein on what to do
Karl Kofoed has it right
Staci Sprout on rape culture
Decarbonise!
Listen to this chess champion
Open letter to a Senator
The REAL reason Dilma was shafted
The truth about logging
Can a Christian support Trump?
The terrorist invaders swamping us with Islam
Climate action
Guardian exposes crimes against humanity
George Marshall on why Britain voted to leave the EU
What do you do with a dead nuclear reactor?
Strike 3 in Australia
Those floods explained so even politicians can understand them
Modern Nazis A report from Paul Stevenson
Brilliant satire: Stop the Votes!
Heart-rending reply to cruel ignorance
Richard Flanagan takes a stand
600 American writers against Trump
Understanding Trump
Politicians ignore the biggest issue
Is Hillary getting money from big oil?
Naomi Klein on Clinton and Sanders
I signed an open letter to Donald Trump, and you should too by Owen Jones
Greens' policy on asylum seekers
The real reason they’re impeaching Dilma
Pope Francis Endorses Bernie Sanders for President
Robert Reich on the American fascist
How Hitler came to power
The right response to terrorism
Canadian cabinet
What's wrong with the TPP?
What’s behind that bizarre occupation?
Robert Reich explains why it’s Bernie and Donald
An eye-opener, by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
Trump proves Martin Luther King right
Wisdom on war
I agree with a politician Bernie Sanders on the fossil fuel industry
Islamophobia? Go back 100 years for a parallel
George Monbiot on the Paris climate talks
That rarity: an honest politician
War is wealth: here is how
My view on the reason for the attack on Paris
Terrorist vs. Muslim
Prince Charles identifies a root cause of terrorism
Goebbels was right: propaganda works
The coming source of refugees
O’Malley on TPP
Why is Julian Assange still hiding?
Australian Greens leader, on change of prime minister
Bill McKibben on Newcastle, Australia
Lessons from China’s environmental catastrophe
What’s life like if you’re successfully declared a refugee in Manus Island?
Bernie Sanders at Liberty University
What does pro-life mean?
Facts about India’s need for coal
Kiribati: stop new coal mines
Nurses endorse Bernie Sanders
Turnback is murder
Why I am an Australian Green
We DO have an impact
Prince Charles: rewire the global economy to stop climate change
Mini ice age coming???
Not all politicians are idiots
Has Donald Trump any chance? And why? by Thom Hartmann
Monsanto: I agree
Understanding the Iran deal
Domestic violence is unacceptable
Time to give Fox the boot
Can we learn from Scandinavia?
IMF: $10 million a day subsidy to fossil fuel
A bit unfair?: tax deductions for mining companies vs. green groups
Refugee petition tabled
12 Reasons America Doesn’t Win Its Wars
GMOs and global food supply
Neil Young Takes on Monsanto
Climate change on trial in Holland
Australia’s cuts to foreign aid
Let’s copy Alaska from Peter Barnes
Sri Lanka’s new prime minister on human rights
Prime Monster doesn’t want solar gift
Obama has declared war on Alaska! through nature protection.
An “Ike Republican” speaks out
Sri Lanka rejects gambling
Greens leader gets it right
Russell Brand on refugees
Monsanto shareholders attack
Uncoaling Britain
Has America gone crazy?
Australian Greens’ climate policies
Inequality is not inevitable, it’s engineered
Sense from a politician: Bernie Sanders
The GDP is the wrong measure, and there is a better one
An alternative to Australia's evil refugee policy
Mining is so good for the economy! Then why does it need government subsidies?
A Tale of Two Girls: Malala and Nabeela
Karl Kofoed on torture
What does “Republican” mean?
The demise of a great nation
Want to boycott Koch?
Help a poor country fight Monsanto
Second chapter of Koch expose
A history of the rulers of America: Rolling Stone article on Koch brothers
A Prime Monster’s report card
A Republican for a carbon tax
Freudian typo? A little mistake by Tony Abbott
A telling sculpture
Janet off to Canberra. Janet Rice is travelling to her new position as Senator for Victoria -- on a bicycle.
Australia’s Prime Monster neglects global health
J'Accuse: open letter on asylum seekers
Australian immigration protesters march in silence for 300km
Advance Australia Fair? What to do about growing inequality in Australia from David Morawetz
Vermont defies GMO
Karl Kofoed on what being a Republican used to mean
Letter to the Editor of my local paper
How to change public opinion from Professor Bob Douglas
An excellent basis for politics
A little country with the right priorities
The videos 125 world leaders saw
A rare voice of sanity
Be inspired: Janet Rice’s maiden speech
Defend America
Asylum-seeker children: self-harm 'shockingly high,' national inquiry hears
The Myths of Big Corporate Capitalism by Ralph Nader
Muslim-kicking
The way to stop corporate lawbreaking is to prosecute the people who break the law says Robert Reich
Australian budget takes from ordinary citizens to fund… torture of asylum seekers
A fact of our times
Coal is good for humanity?
Pacific Islanders stop coal ships
The climate march
A picture is worth…
Good on you, Grannie
LAST CHANCE to avert a disaster Deprive monstrous coal mine of funding
You MUST read this interview Cecily McMillan on life in jail
Stop future whale murder
The Death-cycle of Fracking
The right way to combat Muslim extremism
Australian Greens want to counter extremism among youth, using outreach body
Poem from a child within the concentration camp on Nauru
Islamic State: listen to this analyst
Wisdom from a President
Remind me, why did Bush invade Iraq?

Psychology
A few hints on coping with newsitis
George Monbiot on the power of kindness and connection
Do psych drugs drive you mad?
Anxiety and addiction from Jessica Campbell
The man who is raping a nation
How to free yourself from your personal stories
Do you have a perfect soul mate?
How to meditate
Online help with depression
Rejecting diagnostic categories: a better approach
Antipsychotic drugs
Overcoming anorexia
Diagnosis: global warming
Mindfulness-based CBT
Free internet-based meditation course
Schizophrenia and substance abuse
When someone is grieving
How do I increase my working memory?
Addiction and PTSD
Guided imagery in solitary confinement
How to talk to children (even if you don’t have any)
What causes mental illness?
Young lives matter -- Kate Middleton
Pain that rules your life
Drug-free ADHD treatment
No such thing as harmless gambling
How to recover from rape
The more you give, the more you get
Tantrum Taming
Dealing with despair
A better way to report violence
Suicide
How to Get Out of the Dark Side of Emotions by Joan Y. Edwards
A meditation, from Janis Silverman
Mental health, not mental illness
The wonderful joys of suffering schizophrenia
Link between anxiety and alcoholism
Giving can change your life by Lois Holzman
How to help someone with anxiety
Climatologist despair; and I offer free counselling for it
Does schizophrenia require drug treatment?
Is physical punishment of kids OK?
Response from Lance Collins to physical punishment
Psychiatry coming in touch with reality?
What works for psychosis? by Alfredo Zotti
Impact of stress on health
Keep praise realistic
Recognizing Each Child’s Particular Genius by Laura Grace Weldon
On "mental illness" from Alfredo Zotti
How to have a good relationship
Why can't I just get over this? Anna Baranowsky on PTSD
Pictures of grief

Reviews

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
Healing Scripts CD
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
Amanda Armstrong
Greg Austin
Lauren B
Darrell Bain
Magdalena Ball
Beverley Bateman
BronxRev
Cathy Brownfield
Frances Burke
Brian Burt
@cafarrell
Robert William Case
Christina St Clair
Rhobin Courtright
Allen Currie
Dave Laing
David Denham
Sara van Dyck
Chris Rhyss Edwards
Mindy Eklove
Bob Gannaway
Rayne Golay
Liana Hammersley
Carolyn Harris
Stephen Hazlett
Susan Hornbach
Karen
Veronica Knox
Cynthia Sue Larson
Jay Levy
Shirley Martin
Robin Marvel
Dean Mayes
Merisha Moora
Maria Nieto
David Norman
Cheryl O'Brien
Max Overton
"Robin"
Connie Peck
Penny Rudolph
Joyce Scarborough
"Scott"
Jan Sikes
Esther Simons
Kurt Springs
Caitlin M. Smith
Dr Carl Stonier
Christina St Clair
J. M. Sutherland
Michael Thal
Tyler Tychelaar
Dale Walters
Florence Weinberg
Megan Williams
Brandon Wilson
Alfredo Zotti

 

Anger and Anxiety: Be in charge of your emotions and control phobias
Nancy
Victor Volkman

 

Anikó: The stranger who loved me
Eva
Kora
Michael Larocca
Cheryl O’Brien

 

Bizarre Bipeds
Michel Thal
Rebecca Minto
Bent Lorentzen
ChrisChat
Robin Bayne

 

Cancer: A personal challenge
Janis Silverman
Gerogiann Baldino
Micahel Larocca
Paula Bentley
Nowick Gray
Brandon Wilson
Charlene Austin
Lillian Cauldwell

 

The Doom Healer series (currently only available for advance reviews)
Seamus Beirne
Brian Burt
Gary Clough
Gary Clough again, on The Final Battle
Jack Gilbert
Theresa Hortley
Carolyn Howard-Johnson
Abasin Mandozay
Anthony Mays
Joyce Scarborough
Dita Skalic

 

Earth Garden Building Book
Dr Murray Hollis

 

Healing Scripts CD
Janis Silverman

 

Personally Speaking
Comments from a reader
Victor Volkman

 

Sleeper, Awake
Web Weber
"BK123"
Gianfranco Cazzaro
Su Halfwerk
Carolyn Harris
Marilyn Peake
Margaret Tanner
Michael Thal
Florence Weinberg

 

Striking Back from Down Under
ChrisChat
Gloria Oliver
Susie Hawes
Michael Thal

 

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
ChrisChat
Alan Clay

 

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

Books I have reviewed
Dangerous Sanctuary by J. Q. Rose
Leaving Time, by Jodi Picoult
Prince Preemie, by Jewel Kats
Dark Seed, by Lawrence Verigin
Einaudi: Elements
Beautiful Hero by Jennifer Lau
How to get great book reviews frugally and ethically by Carolyn Howard-Johnson
I am Malala
Solutions: The Palestinian-Israeli conflict made simple by Samer Muala
Don’t: How using the right words will change your life, by Bob Selden
Art Therapy and the Creative Process: A Practical Approach by Alfredo Zotti
Rarity from the Hollow, by Robert Eggleton
Tinker Bee by Erin Beth Liles
Tarmac Tales by Wendy and Dave Laing
Breakout from Sugar Island, by Seamus Beirne
Sufficiency Thinking: Thailand’s gift to an unsustainable world Edited by Gayle C. Avery and Harald Bergsteiner
Persian roulette, by Oscar King
Joan’s Elder Care Guide
Racing Extinction — the movie
Ideas and Inspiration for Fantasy and Science Fiction Writers by James Hutchings
Koolura and the Mayans by Michael Thal
Gaiad, by William Burcher
Shades of Blue, by Joyce Scarborough
Imperfect Echoes, by Carolyn Howard-Johnson
Halfway to the truth, by Anthony Mays
Wedged: How you became a tool of the partisan political establishment, and how to start thinking for yourself again, by Erik Fogg and Nathaniel Greene
Ark, by Karl Kofoed
Blood Tide, by Brian Burt
Good reasons to kill, by Chris Rhyss Edwards
Relocated, by Margaret Fieland
Rogue’s Rules, by Rhobin Courtright
Calm Ground, By Megan Williams
Dolet, by Florence Weinberg
Flowers from the Grave, by Wendy Laing
Breaking the silence, by Maria Nieto
Tales of the Symbiont Safety Patrol, by Samuel King
Quantum jumps, by Cynthia Sue Larson
Lucky go Happy, by Paul van der Merwe
Freedom is for the birds, by J. M. Sutherland
The Dreams of Kings, by David Saunders
The Star Family by Theresa Crater
Don’t Even Think About It, by George Marshall
Samantha’s talent, by Darrell Bain and Robyn Pass
With Liberty and Dividends for All, by Peter Barnes
Price of Vengeance, by Kurt Springs
Dangerously In Love, by Aletta Hodges
Great News, by Karl-Friedrich Lenz
Gotta Find a Home: Conversations with Street People, by Dennis Cardiff
The Hundred-foot Journey: the movie
Weatherwood, by Rosamond Carter
A Voice in the Night, by Erin Ireland
Blood of the Rose, by Kevin Murray
Aquarius Rising, Book 1: In the Tears of God, by Brian Burt
The Gift of Dyslexia, by Ronald R. Davis
Dyslexia, by Brenda Baird
Let’s Talk About It, by Lea Rose
Arthur’s Legacy, by Tyler Tichelaar
The Buddhist, by Stephen Hazlett
An artist's creative life with bipolar disorder, by Alfredo Zotti
The great first impression book proposal, by Carolyn Howard-Johnson
Postcards from Mr. Pish III: East Coast, by K. S. Brooks
The 90 Day Plan To Marketing Your Book, by Melissa Se
Calm Ground, by Megan Williams
The Convict and the Rose, by Jan Sikes
The Abduction of Joshua Bloom, by Michael Thal
Recover: Healing And Renewal, by Janis Silverman
It Never Rains, It Pours: A Tasmanian murder mystery by Rosamond Carter
Calm Ground, by Megan Williams
Alchohemy: The Solution to Ending Your Alcohol Habit for Good-Privately, Discreetly, and Fully in Control, by David Norman
Ecologist Guide to Food, by Andrew Wasley
Memoirs of the 2008 and 2012 presidential election: Voice of a skeptical voter, by Katherine Greig
Ascension, by Max Overton
Dunnottar, by Janet Elaine Smith
Unrest in Eden, by Florence Weinberg
Storks of La Caridad, by Florence Weinberg
A Rose in No Man’s Land, by Margaret Tanner
Dreaming Down Heaven, by Gini Gentry
Anselm, a Metamorphosis, by Florence Weinberg
The Life of Things, by Bernie Neville
Pretreatment Guide for Homeless Outreach & Housing First by Jay Levy
Flowers and Stone by Jan Sikes
Medicine Man I: The Chief of All Time by Shawn Howen
Over the Top, by Brandon Wilson
Jupiter's Reef, by Karl Kofoed
Gifts Of The Peramangk, by Dean Mayes
The Wooden Chair, by Rayne Golay
The Black Pony, by Connie Peck
Ten Yen True, by Amanda Armstrong and Christina St Clair
Listen to the Mockingbird, by Penny Rudolph
Cry Purple, by Christine McDonald
A Dream of Drowned Hollow, by Lee Barwood
The Boy Who Loved Ants: Edward O. Wilson, by Sara van Dyck
Goodbye Tchaikovsky by Michael Thal
Reshaping Reality by Robin Marvel
Build your backyard clay oven by Gavin Webber
Jamie and the Angel: Meeting Her Guardian Angel by Carol Guy
Stolen Secrets by Sandra Levy Ceren
Rouge Program, by Darrell Bain
Endless Time, by Frances Burke
Black Cow by Magdalena Ball
Animals at Play by Marc Bekoff
Ritual Abuse and Mind Control: The Manipulation of Attachment Needs
No comfort zone by Marla Handy
Hope for Tomorrow's World: A manual developed by Professor Bob Douglas
Homeless Narratives & Pretreatment Pathways by Jay Levy
Survivors: What we can learn from how they cope with horrific tragedy by Gregory Moffat
Savage Utopia by Margaret Tanner
Cara by Julia Barrett
The Area 51 Option, and 70 more speculative fiction tales by Mike Kechula
Personal Wisdom by Robert Brown
Authentic Happiness by Martin Seligman
A chess book with a difference
Climate Change: An Australian guide to the science and potential impacts by Barrie Pittock
The Doofuzz Dudes Rescue Moondar by Roslyn Motter
Emotional Stimulus: How to write a personal program of wellness and healing by Georgiann Baldino
Sometimes Hearts Have to Break by Petrea King
Pay Attention, Say Thank You. Seven Rules & Practices for Joyful Living by Gail Woodard
In Memory of Central Park by Queenelle Minet.
The Rugmaker of Mazar-E-Sharif by Najaf Mazari and Robert Hillman.
Life Before Life by Dr Jim Tucker.
Coming to Our Senses by Jon Kabat-Zinn.
Yearning to Breathe Free: Seeking Asylum in Australia Edited by Dean Lusher & Nick Haslam.
When Kids Know Why They Try! by Dr Dan Doyle.
Natural Homebuilder, Volume Two edited by Alan Gray.
Tilting at Treadmills a DVD by John Benton.
Your designer diet by Todd Hoff.
Along the Templar Trail by Brandon Wilson.
Bodola: Chips and Pop by Christopher Chaplin .
Books by Harrison M.
Stumbling Upon my Purpose by Christopher Chaplin.
The Centurion by Alex Domokos and Rita Toews
Bird Flu: Everything you need to know about the next pandemic by Marc Siegel
The Australian Writer's Marketplace
Vassal of El by Gloria Oliver.
Climate Change: Turning up the heat by Barrie Pittock.
Blowin' In the Wind an Australian film you MUST see.
Wal*Mart the High Cost of Low Price a film review from John Gorman.
Tsunami Stories: Thailand Compiled by Bill O'Leary.
Dead Men Don't Leave Tips by Brandon Wilson.
Practical Straw Bale Building by Murray Hollis.
Coping With Physical Loss -- a workbook by Rick Ritter.
America's Unpatriotic Acts Walter Brasch.
The Complete Being by Tami Bradi.
The complete being: addendum.
Book Marketing from A to Z by Francine Silverman.
The Janus Protocol by Chas Eeles.
City of the Golden Sun by Marilyn Peake.
The Earth Garden Water Book edited by Alan Gray.
Sea Change by Cindy Dowling.
Beyond Trauma: Conversations on traumatic incident reduction.
The Fisherman's Son.
The Bean Patch.
Finding the Right Spot: When kids can't live with their parents.
The Golden King.
Funeral in Babylon.
Unraveled.
He Never Said He Wouldn't.
Technology in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
The Bully.
The Complete Guide to Self-Publishing.
Only a Mother Could Love Him.
Nowhere to Hide.
CARtoons.
Strawbale Homebuilding.
Anxiety Disorder Workbook.
The Winnowed Woman.
Conquering Panic and Anxiety Disorders.
McLellan's Bluff.
Forget Me Knots from the Front Porch.

Reviews submitted by others
Tinker Bee reviewed by Arianna Rich (aged 7)
It Never Rains, It Pours: A Tasmanian murder mystery by Rosamond Carter reviewed by Alfredo Zotti
The Witch-Hunt Narrative: Politics, Psychology, and the Sexual Abuse of Children, by Ross Cheit reviewed by Ken Pope
The Legend of Koolura by Michael Thal reviewed by Nancy Curteman
Rarity From the Hollow by Robert Eggleton reviewed by Adicus Ryan Garton
Fresh, a documentary by K8
The Great Disruption, by Paul Gilding reviewed by Dr Bob Douglas
Green Deen, by Ibrahim Abdul-Matin reviewed by Safa S
Love For No Reason:7 Steps to Creating a Life of Unconditional Love, by Marci Shimoff reviewed by Steve Bhaerman
It was the best of sentences, it was the worst of sentences by June Casagrande, reviewed by Carolyn Howard-Johnson
Somehwere to Turn by Linda Courtland, reviewed by Michael A. Kechula
Slang: The People's Poetry reviewed by Carolyn Howard-Johnson
A Healthy Way to be Sick reviewed by Denise Cassino
Publishing Possibilities by Cheryl Pickett, reviewed by Carolyn Howard-Johnson
A Faded Lilly by Taylor Ross, reviewed by Cassandra Skevis
A Spring Without Bees by Michael Schacker, reviewed by Lynne Cargill
Church Outside the Walls Video by David Frederickson, reviewed by Phil Harris.
Rarity From the Hollow by Robert Eggleton, reviewed by Darrell Bain.
Footprints in the Snow;Tales of Haunted Russia by James Choron, reviewed by Carolyn Harris.
Blue Diamonds by Spencer Dane, reviewed by Greg Cason.
From the Darkness Risen by Jessica Jewett, reviewed by Jim Choron.
Rural Sprawl by Ann Grobo, reviewed by Eugen Bacon.
Behind the Mask a movie review by Dr. James Choron.
Rarity From the Hollow by Robert Eggleton, reviewed by Evelyn Somers.
Dream Pictures by Carrie Lynn Lyons reviewed by Misti R. Brock.
Rarity from the Hollow, A Lacy Dawn Adventure by Robert Eggleton reviewed by Barry Hunter.
Eddie and Me on the Scrap Heap by Marc Littman reviewed by Charlene Austin.
A Murder Mystery: The Outcome Could Kill Any One or All of Us a movie review from Carolyn Howard-Johnson.
The Middle-Aged Man the Sea by Chris Meeks, reviewed by Carmela Ciuraru.
A Brief History of Neoliberalism by David Harvey, reviewed by John Gorman.
Thicker Than Blood by Penny Rudolph, reviewed by Dick Adler in the Chicago Tribune.
Alternatives to Economic Globalization by John Cavanaugh and Gerry Mander, reviewed by John Gorman.
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Throne by Georgia Richardson, reviewed by Lea Schizas.
Thicker than Blood by Penny Rudolph, reviewed in Booklist magazine.
Amanda's Rib by Cyndia Dupre, reviewed by Charlene Austin.
Dance with Your Heart by Shirley Cheng, reviewed by Shirley Roe.
The Simple Touch of Fate: Real Stories; Real People edited by Arlene Uslander and Brenda Warneka, reviewed by Heather Froeschl.
The Keeners by Maura Shaw, reviewed by Charlene Austin.
A Promise to Keep by Ann Durand, reviewed by Susan Stephenson.
Strange Valley by Darrell Bain, reviewed by Mayra Calvani.
Confessions of an Economic Hit Man by John Perkins, reviewed by John Gorman.
Grab the Queen Power: Live your best life by Allyn Evans, reviewed by Lea Schizas.
January's Paradigm by J. Conrad Guest, reviewed by Zinta Aistars.
Thrips by L. R. Farley, reviewed by Susie Hawes.
Legacy of the Black Dragon by Julie D'Arcy, reviewed by Kelley Hartsell.
The Take: a film review by John Gorman.
Silverdawn by Julie d'Arcy reviewed by Kelley A. Hartsell.
The Corporation: a film review by John Gorman.
Winter Mournings by Avie Townsend, reviewed by Selena Robinson.
Mardi Gravestone Reviewed by Anne Edwards.
Skull Dance by Gerd Balke reviewed by Michael Larocca.

Stories
100 word story in Readers Digest anthology
Do onto others...
Francis and Tony

Technology
Housebus
A new kind of solar cell on the market in 2017 = hope
Solar aluminium
Grow a chicken on your kitchen counter?
Clean without paper or chemicals
Farming of the future?
Kite power is ready
Cowless milk coming…
…And meatless meat, too
Don’t waste the odd sock
Sunlight kills germs
Rotting batteries are good for us
Zipper stuffed? Fix it
How to use tropical soil
Young man fighting marine extinction
Sunlight into hydrocarbons
Electric highway cuts emissions
Sprout pencils
On driverless cars
You too can cook with the sun
Saving the world, one plastic bottle at a time
Peeling hardboiled eggs
Roads to glow with solar energy?
Gem stones from air pollution!
How to create a need for consumer garbage
Electricity from cheese
One for the robot: hit and run driver caught
10 tips for reducing fuel consumption
Wood to replace concrete and steel?
Baltimore cleans its harbour with clean power
Orbital rocket safely lands, but why launch it?
Seaweed farmer wins Bucky award
GMO to organic = profit
Cook with your compost
Top 10 climate change reducing ideas
Green burial taking off
Urine power
Off-grid is the future?
Salt water light
Go Elon!
5 Simple Life Tweaks to Help the Planet
Let’s match the space race, for survival
Roadmap for a renewable-energy USA
West Australian wave energy project up for a prize
A house with a small footprint
Deplastic the ocean
Electric cars will soon match price of petrol guzzlers
Share solar power
8 Common Things You Didn’t Know You Could Recycle
The wisdom of Edison
Hydroelectric sewerage
Turn into a tree after death
New French roofs green
An app for compassion
The unsolvable problem for nuclear power
Small is beautiful: 2 kids build lovely but cheap
The outback handwash
World’s first wave energy project is online
Freedom from the grid?
That wretched heat-shrunk plastic wrap
Matthew Wright on evaporative coolers
8 Reasons to adopt a car-free lifestyle
Matthew Wright suggests you get rid of gas
Agricultural waste saves forests, returns kids to school
Nuclear power’s unanswerable question
…and 3 Mile Island
Graphene: the new battery magic
Poop-powered bus
Personal power: 10 tips from Nick Sharp on saving
Breathing solar cell is a battery
Meet the Zero Energy building
Solar power has the power
Nuclear hope?
India’s solar canals
Save money by going carbon neutral
Wind turbine technology flies
Electric vehicle charging made easy
Some solar panels are cleaner than others
Mow without a motor

Writing
What does a beta reader do?
Advice from Asimov
Fear of plagiarism by Carolyn Howard-Johnson
Selling books in Britain? Support Hive
How to write a review
Avoid Rejection… An Editor’s Checklist by Dee Lloyd
Multifarious notes
The prepublication page
100 word story contest
Is my writing right for you?
The Wounded Healer
Telling your story
Free writing resources at Open Colleges
Book blogger survey results
What makes your writing memorable?
Confrontation
Oh, the weather!
Extra comes to life
Writing as if there was a future
My thoughts on Christmas
One of my angels
Things that go bump in the night
What matters in today’s world?
Preparing Your Goodreads Marketing Timeline
Joan Edwards on getting reviews
Will Greenway on world building
Emotion in writing
How to start a book
Minimising rejections
Now you’ve got your book, how do you get it out?
An amusing and accurate grammar guide
Pitch Perfect: 10 Tips for Writing a Successful Query by Barbara Kyle
How to respond to negative feedback
Valuable review site
Guest spot with Carolyn
They like my work
How an unknown can gain influence
What’s fiction about, anyway?
Amazon to encourage editing
If you are offered a contract…
Writing tips from Hollie Glover
The tricks of telling a series, by AJ Maguire
Plaiting information
How to do description
How to write a review
What does a beta reader do?
Kids’ writing contest open for entries
A wonderful magazine
When you’re asked for a bio
Excellent resource for editors
Hacking Amazon
Who can market
Comma tips
Comma addendum
Poor structure is a book killer
Unblocking the Writer
The inquisition
Theft at Amazon
Facebook parties from Desiree Holt
Semicolons explained, very well
Do YOU think in past tense?
The mystery of -ing
Will Your Writing Be Remembered?
I’m Talking About One Person!
Getting to know you: developing character
Name traps
Better dead than said?
Me, myself and I by Florence Weinberg
Where should you question mark?
A publisher's response to a review and critique
Writing from within
12 most common word confusions cleared up
A criterion for writing decisions
Signs of the times from Michael Larocca
Grammar help
Planning instructional nonfiction
Trouble with some words?
Half the job done…
"Oh, I never read a prologue..."
The Real Cost of the 99-Cent eBook by Donna Brown
Need a little help with the stupidities of English?

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