Writing Prompts: Exercise

What’s the most fun way to exercise? I know of a fun way to burn off calories, but I’ll not be sharing the details here! I don’t know if I could call any of the standard means of seeking fitness ‘fun’. I’ve been doing regular sit-ups since the start of April, interspersed with a few […]

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Writing Prompts: Swimming

Ever since I was a cub, I have generally speaking been fond of swimming. I don’t do it often, but when I do, I enjoy it. I consider myself a reasonably confident swimmer, and I have few qualms about going out into the sea when at the beach (well, when I’m somewhere warm, with clear […]

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Morality, Money, and Young Minds

In recent days I have been having a ‘back and forth’ with Citizen Tom on the subject of education. Tom believes that education should be in private hands, which he believes would therefore be subject to the whim and will of parents. He does not like what state education teaches, and considers it to immoral. […]

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Writing Prompts: Nervousness

This meerkat gets nervous about a lot of things. In an upcoming Prompt, I’ll talk about tardiness, and that sort of overlaps with this. Picture the scene. It’s a busy London station, and you’ve just bundled off the Tube, and up to the main concourse. You vaguely know when your train is, but you’re in […]

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Exercising my Rights

Eagle-eyed readers of Meerkat Musings may recall this post, where I remarked upon a couple of very aggressive comments someone had left me. Someone – presumably the same individual – left me a few remarks via the Bluesky social media platform, and judging from their username, along with the email address originally associated with the […]

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Writing Prompts: Intolerable Behaviour

You may be wondering where this post will go. Well, let’s place the scene in the restaurant above. What might I deem inappropriate behaviour in this setting? A restaurant has waiting staff, who (depending on the quality of the establishment) may or may not be paid a particularly decent wage, yet will work very hard. […]

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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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