Last February, Senior Judge Richard Kopf, United States District Court, District of Nebraska, started a blog called Hercules and The Umpire. His posts have been about the role of a federal judge as well as some personal and family matters. I think you can count the number of federal judges who blog on two fingers. If so, it's now down to one.
Judge Kopf is closing out Hercules and The Umpire. On the bright side, he's keeping it alive so you can read it. He shared many issues and concerns--that other judges also have but don't publicly speak about--without compromising anyone and contributed towards increasing the layperson's knowledge of the federal judiciary. It's well worth perusing.