One of the things I have missed the most in the year since I completed my doctoral dissertation last year is the sense of purpose that accompanies a long-term academic project. Now, I am not saying that I feel especially unmoored in the grand scheme of things, but I do think a regular bit of scholarly activity will help keep me centered as I navigate the rather unfamiliar world of the gainfully-employed non-student. To this end, I have decided to research one of my favorite novels, Walter M. Miller, Jr.'s A Canticle for Leibowitz. This blog, for the time being, will serve as a space for me to report on my progress as I work my way through the stack of critical essays on the novel. I hope it proves to be of interest to folks.