On the Lonely Game
Do I enjoy scholarly writing? Do I profit from scholarly writing? My questioner at the watering hole was hoping for negatives, and he got them. I told him that there are few such works wherein one can find writing (and thinking) worthy of the name, so I don't gravitate to them much, although some I still read out of duty. For the sake of love (and therefore instruction) I look to real writing--for no profit grows where no pleasure is taken--and this comes in essay forms or storytelling. The fact that I cannot myself do it well, doesn't deny me the pleasure of loving it when done by another. This Diana Schaub
essay, "America at the Bat," might be a perfect example of something so lovable; an essay on baseball, but, also on, well, just about everything important. I will not attempt to say more about it other than to say you should both read it and then thank Diana.
1:16 PM / December 28, 2009