About Editor Bob

I’m the editor of the free weekly 123Greetings newsletter. I write about my misadventures with friends and colleagues, focusing on human relationships and emotions. As a subscriber to my newsletter, you’ll get a little slice of life from New York City every Thursday. I share my life, loves, wax philosophically, and I hope to inspire you to view your life in a more positive light. Click here to sign up for my weekly newsletter.

More About Me!

I was born and raised in Southern California. I love skateboarding and surfing. I love the sun! But ever since my big sister Liz moved to New York, I was curious about life on the East Coast. Then my childhood friend, Megan, moved, too. I came to visit them both and landed myself in a job that allows me to embrace my passion–writing. So I ended up staying here, meeting an assortment of characters, living the Bohemian dream, exploring human bonds, experiencing emotions and writing about them!

I think my biggest fear is finding the coffee pot empty. I love hanging out in all the cool spots in town, and following my friends everywhere. I love experiencing other cultures yet connecting on that very basic human level of love and friendship. That’s why I love hearing from all of you.

I have a niece, Rachel, who I learn a lot from. She makes me pause and think about the world around me. My parents still live in So Cal and they’ve been married forever. I look up to them a lot and try to be as good to the world as them.

What Are My Favorites?

Accessory: My skateboard.
Drink: Root Beer
Life Ambition: Win a Pulitzer.
Quote: “No man is useless while he has a friend.” — Robert Louis Stevenson

27 thoughts on “About Editor Bob

  1. I have only just following your articles and I find it soothing and comforting as I have an alcoholic husband who is trying his best to change, and times do get
    pretty stressful. I do find inspiration in your articles and it makes me believe that there are better times ahead if I work hard at it. Thank you for your support.
    Rema

  2. Dear Mr. Bob,
    I read your write-up and found to be very inspiring and motivational. Please go on sharing your thoughts about life. After reading your thoughts , I have corrected a lot and able to improve my quality of life. May god bless you long and healthy life so that more and more people are benefitted from your write-up /thought/idea etc.
    With regards
    N.K.Parekh

    1. Kudos to the creator for the gift he has given you to impact lifes, may you increase in knowledge and understanding would like to get more inspirational write-ups from you.

    2. Dear Bob As I cannot find an e-mail address, , I would appreciate it if you could assist me.
      by directing this to the correct department.
      For several weeks, 123 greetings cards sent to and from my e-mail address are not being delivered.
      If my address has been inadvertently blocked could it please be unblocked and advise me accordingly.
      Thank you so much in anticipation of your assistance.

      Kind regares
      Rita

  3. Dear Bob,
    First of all,
    Thank you for such a lovely newsletter, you have sent and it was so much joyful to read. I read a bit about you, and i am so glad you are really a good loving nature, and share such wonderful thought to others.

    I am sure you purring heart and thought is inspiring to so many others, and one of them is me.

    Thank you a lot Bob, keep sharing your idea,
    Best wishes,
    Shally

  4. Thankyou so very much for your touching, inspirational and human letters, -not emails-, because they remind me of the letters I used to write to beloved relatives of mine back in England who are not there anymore… Congratulations for your work, keep going and don´t change, unless for becoming a better human being! Best regards, Marina.

  5. Is there any way that the Editor Bob News Letters (and other such articles from Editor Bob) can be shared among our friends through Apps like WhatsApp ?

    1. Thank you for liking the story. We’ve taken your suggestion and forwarded it to the technical team for doing the needful meanwhile you can enjoy sharing it on forums like Facebook and Twitter by clicking on the icons provided for the same.

  6. I want to share on Facebook: The importance of “Please and Thank-you”. The system did not allow me, said I needed to be a subscriber. By receiving this newsletter, where I read the article, I thought I already subscribed. Puzzled, in Arizona.?

    1. Thank you for liking the story. Yes, you are a subscriber if you are receiving the weekly newsletters. We have provisions for sharing it across various platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and so on by clicking on the icons provided along with the story. Please make sure you are signed in to your Facebook account for being able to share it there.

  7. Dear Editor Bob,
    You are a blessing to the world. I have been reading your Articles and I find them very inspiring and motivational. I always look forward to the next one. There was this particular article you shared about a school mate who wrote to thank you for making him believe in himself and is currently working with Apple. I was very touched after reading it and have since been searching for that Article to share with a friend but I can’t find it.

    I would be grateful if you could forward that particular Article to me again.

    God bless you.

    Joana

  8. I have just got out of a long (years) relationship and am having trouble with being lonely. I used to have alot of interested before I met this man but now my health has limited me to alot of things. I am glad I have a computer and can still type. Thank you for all the wonderful cards. Lots of Love Always, Triple C.

  9. I am a seasoned senior (74) female but still very much a romantic and thoroughly enjoy reading your newsletters because you tell stories of down to earth people that I can associate with in my way of thinking. Keep up the good work.

  10. Dear Southern California born ‘Compatriot’v, Bob!

    Recently your 123 Greetings have been in my Inbox, and today, July 26, 2016, after reading about The Three Things & “Pause”, I am less tense, yet trying to
    ‘squeeze’ all the lessons to be learned since early June. Some of those weeks were dreamy –yes, never expected and unbelievable yet a large part of my mind was filled with guilt … After nearly losing my head, I pulled way back from
    emotions which could (if allowed to) overwhelm me. So, I’ve been in “pause” mode, which is allowing me to ‘see and observe’ the person of my desire more
    clearly and start gaining some personal balance and realise the genuine blessings in my life ~ Thank you for your writings and Please, keep aiming for your Life ambition: winning a Pulitzer!!! After all, you now live in New York!!!

  11. Wow!!! You are often so on point. I can parallel my life experiences and thoughts with your writing. Your words are often soothing to the soul and remind me we are human and experience a variety of emotions, disappointments, challenges, love, memories, and happiness throughout this journey called life. Thank you for reminding me that I am not alone and there is much to be cherished in words.

  12. Dear Bob, thanks, sending mail with unique events, really wonderful, have always happy days in your life, its my pray for you. Ameen-Malik

  13. I have just got out of a long (years) relationship and am having trouble with being lonely. I used to have alot of interested before I met this man but now my health has limited me to alot of things.

  14. WOW. I am very glad to join this comunity and enjoy your article. Your article shared some interesting information here, looking forward to your update.

  15. Editor Bob,
    Love your greeting cards but especially want to thank you for your scripture and for using the King James Bible!!! I think it flows. Very inspirational!
    Just wanted to let you know you have my support and God bless you!

  16. Dear Bob – I have recently come back to 123 so delightful. Have always liked your philosophy and beautiful greeting cards reflecting your thinking. In other words have found great inspiration and I am glad I have returned to someone who is always there to listen. To make people happy and soothe their troubled lives is a wonderful gift – you are such a person. Great happiness and love for you in your life. Keep helping others we need people like you in this world of uncertainty. God bless you.

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