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bob photoPeace is not something you wish for; It’s something you make, Something you do, Something you are, And something you give away. – Robert Fulghum


As a self-described disciple of Henry David Thoreau, Bob McDiarmid is both a writer and an activist. He works very hard to live an uncomplicated life in complicated times.

Robert resides in Palo Alto, CA with his husband David. An avid cyclist, he has participated several years in AIDS Lifecycle, a 550-mile bicycle ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles and the Friends for Life Bike Rally from Toronto to Montreal, Canada. In the spirit of giving back to the community, the entirety of his royalties are donated back to HIV/AIDS charities.

Robert is the author of several titles including The House of Wolves from Lethe Press, Brief Moments – A Collection of Short Stories from CreateSpace, Milton and the Morning Monk from LiftBooks in Spring 2017 and the hilarious short novella, The Do-It-Yourself Guide to Getting Over Yourself in 2018 from CreateSpace.

Robert is also the host of the Bob's Cooking Video Podcast. Bob is a experimental home chef with a passion for food. He also serves as Board President of the Downtown Palo Alto Farmers' Market.