Schtolenfünken

25 Jan 2012

Elisha Cooper, for The Morning News:

Schtolenfünken is the German word that describes the feeling of letdown and disappointment that occurs when people we think are good (cyclists) do bad things (steal my wheel), and yes, I made the word up.

It is absolutely no surprise that I look forward to every essay that Elisha writes. Crawling is a collection of pieces written about his experiences in the first year of fatherhood and, although outside of my normal genre, will be on my bookshelf soon enough if only because I have complete faith in his abilities as a wordsmith.