Wow, Rosina Lippi-Green, sociolinguist extraordinaire, has started a website called English with an Accent, after her famous book. She does other stuff these days, but it sounds like a second edition of the book is brewing, and that'll be very welcome indeed. Hurrah.
Also, Jan Freeman is taking a break from The Word this week and Ben Zimmer, lexicographer extraordinaire, is sitting in, here. I was getting a little worried at not seeing his posts on the Log, but he's starting to post more — including a follow-up on the guest column.