The Meerkat Muse – 1st May 2024

Suspicious Minds You may be wondering where I am going with this. Well, this relates to possible efforts to get into some of my accounts. Specifically, I had an email alerting me to someone who tried, and failed, to access my mobile phone account. Going back further, I’ve had sporadic emails alerting me to attempts […]

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The Meerkat Muse – 17/4/24

Welcome back to the Meerkat Muse! We begin with some big work-related news, news that I hope will provide relief to a lot of people, albeit for different reasons. I find myself having mixed feelings, because of the circumstances of a colleague’s resignation, but ultimately this will prove for the best for all parties. It […]

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Writing Prompts: How Failure led to Success

How has a failure, or apparent failure, set you up for later success? Failure is part and parcel of life. We all make mistakes, we all fall down, we all do things we regret and are not proud of. However, not everyone responds to setbacks in the same way. I will stew over my mistakes […]

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The Meerkat Muse: 20/3/24

Welcome to the latest edition of the Meerkat Muse! Facebook Fails We begin with the events of two weeks ago, when the world briefly melted down due to an outage of Meta’s various social media platforms. I wish I could say that I was immune to this, but my initial reaction was I’d been hacked, […]

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Writing Prompts: Alternative Careers

What alternative career paths have you considered or are interested in? Once upon a time, I would have loved to be a train driver. I never actively pursued this career, and in many ways I am glad I didn’t, for I imagine the reality of it does not fit the romantic view of it in […]

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