Yesterday I discovered a page maintained by Oded Goldreich where a set of ideas, essays and opinions are posted. It is absolutely great. I particularly enjoyed:

Also, I just realised Bruce Francis has passed away. I never knew him personally and my interactions with him were from a distance. But he always seemed like a great academic with a keen mind and I have enjoyed listening to his presentations and reading his technical and nontechnical writing. I recommend checking out his work and his opinions.