My article is done! Well, almost. There's a few points that I still want to improve upon, but I'm happy with it, the editor's happy with it and the guy whose book I write about seems happy with it. (It's the book I raved about a while ago. ) The article is written in Dutch, unfortunately for you guys.
Looking back on writing it, it felt like a grind. A 37 hour 8 minute long writing / researching grind, to be precise. Maybe that's just something innate about (my) writing: it'll be unconvincing and terrible for a long time with progress going bird by bird until there's an inflection point. Then it's suddenly great and I don't stress about it so much.
If all goes well it'll get published next Wednesday, and I'll be able to put Journalist on my resumé without hesitation.
I stopped reading the lukewarm art book and have started reading Sherry Turkle's Reclaiming Conversation, which has reinvigorated the bookworm inside of me. I thought Alone Together was intriguing, but a bit dated. This book is way more relevant and, so far, a tad more interesting as well. While I have yet to witness some of the more abhorrent behaviours she describes in her book (the U.S. is always a year or two ahead in societal decay), I recognize a lot of elements and she continually provides interesting insights.