About ridire.org

What is Ridire?

Sometimes there are those with professional skills and experience who have - for whatever reason - moved out of the traditional marketplace and now experience difficulty finding continued employment in their profession.

This website is for them.


The current economy: bitch about it some more? ... or actually do something! But what do we do?? What’s the answer because nothing that has been done thus far has resulted in anything that lasts?

The Problem
Our traditional economy is under pressure as increasingly more and more tradespersons and professionals transition out of traditional workspaces.

A Response
Step away from the current economy and build a network of independent tradespersons and professionals who are willing to operate away from traditional means of doing business.

The answer is to hire outside of traditional "brick 'n' mortar" businesses to procure our goods and services.

  • Hire the seamstress down the road.

  • Hire the neighbour to fix that leaky sink.

  • Sell your bookkeeping skills to neighbours.

  • Turn a portion of your backyard into a vegetable garden and barter with neighbours for similar goods.

  • Use cash. Barter goods and services. Exchange labour.

  • Lots of small associations in local areas.

  • Lots of stuff.

Timothy Knight: Mar 10, 2022

Etymology and Rationale

It's a surname - my surname - in English. It's a noun in Old Irish, Welsh, German, Norse and English. It's a verb in Italian.

It's a little-known and unused one-word domain name that encapsulates this website's purpose perfectly: people helping people.

ridire: singular; ridirean: plural. (nobility, chess) knight, cavalier. Derived terms: ridireach (“knightly, chivalrous”), ridireachd (“knighthood, chivalry”). From Old Irish ritire (“rider, knight”) (compare Welsh rheidyr), from Old English ridere (“horseman”), ridda, riddan (“knight”) (compare German Ritter (“knight”), Old Norse riddari (“rider, knight”); related to English ride (see réidh).

(transitives) to repeat, say again, retell, relate, gossip, recount, narrate, recite, reply, criticize, object, complain, find fault.

(first-person singular present ridìco, first-person singular past historic ridìssi, past participle ridétto, first-person singular imperfect ridicévo, second-person singular imperative ridi' or (with following syntactic gemination) ridì, auxiliary avere)

Old Irish (reed ireh): https://www.teanglann.ie/en/fuaim/ridire
Italian (too many rolled Rs):  https://www.vocabolaudio.com/it/ridire

Wiktionary:  https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/ridire