After much hair pulling and kicking and screaming and searching and typing and codeing....
The BLOGS ARE BACK!!! w00t!!
You can currently access them by clicking the menu (at the top and the right) or by clicking the links in the forum.
I will be working on adding the recent Blog Posts back.... as well as adding the subscription module for phpbb groups so that people can sign up for the group access to have a blog hosted here.