This week we had a great word: sitzfleisch. It is a German word derived from sitzen, meaning to sit (I wonder if that is where sitz bath came from?) and fleisch, meaning flesh. It means the ability the ability to sit through something boring or to persist in a task. Leave it to German engineering to come up with a word for "bum glue"!
Whether you call it persistence, bum glue or sitzfleisch or whether you are a writer or not, everyone can use some sitzfleisch in their lives. So let's all break out a tube of sitzfleisch and apply liberally so you can achieve your dreams, whatever they may be. I just hope Andrew Sullivan doesn't get hold of it--infomercials for Sitzfleisch would be too far over the edge.