Okay, I’m jumping the gun. I won’t get to start research on my dissertation until my exams are over, but I’m so excited about my project that I wanted to get a jump start on the blog. With any luck, I’ll pass my exams before the end of June, and pack up and move to Alabama by the end of July. I’ve got books on the shelf and ready to go for my preliminary research. Late summer, early fall, I will begin my patchwork journey collecting documents, visiting sites of interests, and hopefully meeting a lot of interesting people along the way. I’ll use this blog to document my journey—both geographically and creatively—and to stay in touch with my Cincinnati comrades. If you’re interested in me beyond my project, I hope you’ll friend me on Facebook.