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I find Rubik’s cubes relaxing. I suppose the opposite is true for some people, considering how they can frustrate the dickens out of you, but I see them differently. A scrambled Rubik’s cube is a chaotic mess. It’s literally a puzzle to solve; a single-sitting challenge where one mistake takes you back to square one. […]

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Order Up!

 

Ordering drinks and food in a cafe or pub is not complex, but without training and clear orders for staff, the business is on a path to failure. In the late 1990s, I had the privilege of watching a young entrepreneur open his first restaurant. I liked his fare, and his prices were good. Soon, I was trading web design and maintenance for food. The logo was not my design, but you get the idea of the place.

Tony, the owner, shared early on, his disdain for the restaurants that go out of business in six months time because the owner thought it would be cool to have a place to drink with his buddies. This is a business, a very competitive business. If you get your location and rent right, and if you get your food and drink supply straight, the key variable is people. Tony went into a space that had failed repeatedly.

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Order! Order in the…Book?

 

I write books. Yeah, I know. It’s a bad habit, but I can’t help myself.

Fiction or non-fiction, any writing the size of a book needs order. It doesn’t have to be an order that is easily understood by the reader, although that generally helps. Roger Zelazny once wrote a book where all the chapters were labeled “One” or “Two.” The Ones had a specific order, but given the book dealt with time travel, the Twos did not have a specific order, so he threw them up in the air and determined the order by where they came down. Not every book is amenable to that sort of ordering, so authors must find other ways of ordering the chapters or subjects within their books.

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Thirty-five years ago today, at 8:00 in the evening, I sat down on an overturned milk crate on the sidewalk outside the housing office at the University of South Carolina. Next to me was another milk crate full of supplies: my Walkman, some music cassettes, a battered copy of “The Hobbit,” a blanket and pillow, […]

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The government runs on legal orders, whether they be provisions of a public law, regulations issued pursuant to such laws, or court decisions. When it comes to national security, you can understand that many of the orders, past and present, are classified, unavailable for public discussion. There are, however, orders that need to be public, […]

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Orders and Charisms

 

As a child, I was taught by Dominican nuns. Dominicans are the Order of Preachers, and their charism is to share the saving truth of the Gospel by following the example of St. Dominic given 800 years ago. The word charism refers to the gift from God proper to each person, as referenced in 1 Corinthians 7,

But each has his own special gift from God; one of one kind and one of another.

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. General[ly Applicable] Orders

 

All guards are required to memorize, understand, and comply with the following general orders:Guard Post Collier, 1991

No. 1. I will guard everything within the limits of my post and quit my post only when properly relieved.

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I like to do things in order. Start at the beginning and work to the end. First things first. I also like to keep things orderly. (Sort of. My definition of an “orderly” desk might look a bit cluttered to some people but I can find what I need fairly quickly. Usually.) Order is important in […]

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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 your writing to a general audience, with a bit of accountability and topical guidance to encourage writing for its own sake. Haven’t participated in Group Writing yet? We’d love for […]

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America have all bad news, starting with a federal judge putting a hold on Pres. Trump’s immigration order without citing any law or constitutional provision and Trump’s subsequent tweets attacking the judicial system. We also blast Trump for his moral equivalence in dismissing Vladimir Putin as a killer by saying America’s done a lot of bad things too. And we discuss and debate whether the slower GOP strategy on Obamacare and tax reform is responsible leadership or letting a golden opportunity slip away.

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While other Ricochet members have been banging their heads against a wall, making that monotonous trumping sound, I’ve been blissfully aloof in Far Cry 4. The game is two years old now. But the dynamic open worlds of Elder Scrolls and Far Cry games are always fun to return to… not least for their beauty. More

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Note: My Internet was down for several days, so I have not been able to post my updates until now. It’s a quintuple helping today. The Challenge: 10 cents has offered a challenge. This is an entry in completing my goal. More

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I wanted to present something a little different for the Fourth, and though Washington’s passing was well after 1776, I thought a commemoration of the great General’s passing would be an indirect way of celebrating Independence. I posted this great speech by the man who was Robert E. Lee’s father on my blog, more from […]

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