Sociology professor Les Back keeps a really "neat" (how is that for an Americanism to introduce a British scholar) "Academic Diary." It is not so much a blog, as it is the actual ruminations of a scholar on various topics related to life in the academy. I appreciate the self-reflective quality of his explorations of academic writing, supervising doctoral students, lecturing, teaching, and many other topics. A worthy read when in need for some inspiration and considered ruminations of many of the pressing issues of higher education. It has an almost memoir-like quality that appeals to my personal interest in creative non-fiction. Read it!