Five Steps to Pleasure

  1. I listened to Marvin Olasky interview Stanley Fish, in part about his new book, How to Write a Sentence.
  2. Stanley Fish cited a great sentence in this piece by John Updike, and further called that piece the greatest sport essay in history—if my memory serves.
  3. I saved the piece to my Instapaper account in the afternoon.
  4. I read the piece on my iPod Touch while giving my pregnant wife a backrub.
  5. I thoroughly enjoyed it; excellent writing. Here was one great line: “For Williams to have distributed all his hits so they did nobody else any good would constitute a feat of placement unparalleled in the annals of selfishness.”

You may wish to repeat four of these five steps.

Mark Ward

PhD in NT; theological writer for Faithlife; former high school Bible textbook author for BJU Press; husband; father; ultimate frisbee player; member of the body of Christ.

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