Lockdown Diary: Day Two Hundred and Ten.

Two researchers at a computer lab in Vermont have calculated that the saddest day of 2020 on social media was Sunday, May the 31st. They did this using something called a hedonometer, which measures the sad or happy connotations in the words that people type. It wasn’t only the saddest day on Twitter in 2020;Continue reading “Lockdown Diary: Day Two Hundred and Ten.”

Lockdown Diary: Day One Hundred and Eighty-Four.

The news grows dark again as talk is of the second wave and lockdown in Scotland is tightened and everyone goes about with their faces creased in concern, not sure what the future holds. I’ve been working hard to process my other griefs, the ones that don’t make headline news. I miss my stepfather keenly.Continue reading “Lockdown Diary: Day One Hundred and Eighty-Four.”