I got to know Dwight Friesen, when he e-mailed me to tell me he was on the doctoral programme I was but a year ahead. I got to meet Dwight at Tim Keels place, which was wonderful. His writing has helped me tremendously and he has been so helpful being the guinea pig for the first year of the course I am on. Watching him graduate gave me encouragement to get up early and keep writing.
He has a great blog, with regular thoughts and writings, and a superb disseration if you want to hassle him for a copy.