I plan to use this blog as a tool for reflecting on various aspects of my scholarship. In the near term, most of my posts will surely focus on my forthcoming book, Believing in Cleveland: Managing Decline in “The Best Location in the Nation,” whose official publication date is November 3, 2017. Look for posts on how I conceived the book project, how I’m thinking about what I learned from the endeavor, occasional plunges into one or another topic or theme explored in the book, updates on book events, and perhaps some commentaries on current developments filtered through the lens of my research. I will also share thoughts on the NEH-funded Curating East Africa digital humanities project in which I’m involved (with more programmatic coverage reserved for the Center for Public History + Digital Humanities and Curatescape blogs), as well as musings on my next book project, just getting underway. I hope you’ll join me on the journey!