Edmonton blog roundup: Aug. 11, 2014

You can find lots of worthy summer reading on Edmonton blogs. Here are a few posts of note:

These rocks figure in Donloree Hoffman’s tale about saying the wrong thing at the airport. Read on to find out how — your reward will be laughter (and cringing). (Photo by Donloree, used with permission.)

  • Jenna Marynowski is previewing as many Fringe plays as she can. 
  • Miss Sable sees the future of opera in the ways indie companies are harnessing social media. 
  • Linda Hoang chats with Shayne Woodsmith, the photographer behind Faces of Edmonton. 
  • News that the Oilers hired advanced stats blogger Tyler Dellow (aka mc79hockey) caused quite a stir in the Oilogosphere. Some posts:
    — Lowetide is looking forward to great things
    — On OilersNation, Jonathan Willis hails the hire as a smart move,  while Robin Brownlee and Jason Strudwick are more skeptical. 
    — On Copper & Blue, Ryan Batty sees the hire as a sign that coach Dallas Eakins is working hard to improve. (Willis agrees.)
    — Sunil Agnihotri mourns the loss of the active community that had assembled in the comments on Dellow’s now-defunct blog. 
  • OK, enough hockey. In other news, bad-film enthusiast Gregg Beever explains why Sharknado is the wrong kind of bad
  • Do you have too much zucchini? If you planted any, you probably do. Karlynn Johnson has recipes
  • And Jay Runham talks to basketball star Andrew G. Parker and sportswriter Chris O’Leary about the Pride of the Northside tournament. 

That’s a small fraction of what has been published in the past week. You can find much more on ShareEdmonton.

If you’re a Flipboard enthusiast, here’s a magazine of my picks.

What local blogs would you like more people to read? Comment, or send your favourites to @karenunland.

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