Tag: Elimination

Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Elimination: Crossing the Threshold

 

Thinking about my essay for today, I looked up the etymology of the word “eliminate.” It comes from the Latin for going out from the threshold, exiting the limits. An antonym for the word is “include,” which comes from the Latin for closing in. These things made me think about my kitchen and pantry, where I spend so much of my time, and how I include or eliminate items.

When I work in my kitchen, I want to be able to move quickly. I love to cook, and I have a large family so I cook a lot, and I want to know exactly where everything is. Nothing is more annoying to me when I am cooking than not being able to put out my hand and locate the tool or ingredient I need.

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. I Almost Eliminated a Man Last Night

 

Safety Tips - Parking and Transportation Services | CSUFI almost killed a man Saturday evening. I did not mean to, and he wasn’t looking for it. Our paths diverged just in time, for if we had met, he would be dead or maimed, and my life would be altered, marred, forever.

I was on my way to a friend’s house for the evening. Driving east, I made a decision to turn left, north, at an intersection, taking my preferred route. It was dark out, but the intersection was decently lit. As I approached, the turn lane signal changed from green arrow to blank, signaling I could make a left turn, if I cleared oncoming (westbound) traffic.

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Elimination as Addition

 

Sometimes you just have to cut someone loose to make things better. This is true in personal relationships, business, and politics. The difficult question is always when to say when—when elimination is addition.

Elimination as addition is toughest when it gets personal. Search on “toxic relationships” or “end friendships,” and you will find pages of advice, largely of the pop psychology sort. Underlying that is the perennial problem of people who turn violent, abusive, or so self-destructive that they are beyond our help and damaging the rest of the family or friendships. We all at least know people who have had to, tearfully, cut off a family member or friend.

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Sunday, that’s my fun day? Shall I post 1980s pop with big hair, or would someone else like to opine on some eclectic, earthy, or essential form of elimination? Do drop by and post a link to your witticism, wile, or wisdom. More

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When I realized it was my turn for the November Group Writing Series and the theme was elimination, I started to fret a little. Elimination is a challenging word, turning it over and over in my mind. It became complicated – talk about the all consuming Mid-terms? The Caravan? Did the Founders stress out this […]

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Social media is not an unalloyed good. Even marvelous social media sites such as Ricochet have their drawbacks. (@judgemental and @garymcvey, for instance. Those guys, I tell you…) Sometimes we just need to take a break from it all. Traditionally, I have taken my break from Ricochet at Lent every year. This last year, having […]

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Back in the day, teens would roam neighborhoods with toilet paper rolls, tossing them up into trees. Which brings to mind both the clean-up and the material: both good writing material for our November Group Writing theme: Elimination. • Can someone explain the Charmin bears? Really?  More

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Heard the one about the BDAN baño? I might be writing it to cover an open day in November’s Group Writing Theme schedule. To see why, drop by, peruse the topic, and please sign up. The story is real, only the names have been changed to avoid legal action. More

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Greetings, Ricochet Cats, I’m your new Keeper of the Group Writing Monthly Themes, not to be confused with the Quote of the Day Keeper (@vectorman). @arahant, I relieve you, sir. In Group Writing, Ricochet members claim one day of the coming month to write on a proposed theme. This is an easy way to expose […]

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