Making a few site design changes, so beware.
I thought I would put up this more functional and light weight version for now as I work on new stuff in the background. Even after I put up the final new design I think I'll leave this one around under a different URL for those users that are using dial-up and want to read the site without being bogged down with graphics.
Also I should note that the 'Recent Entries' secion is now offset by 7 posts, so it starts where the main page leaves off. In other words the main page displays 7 of my last entries, while the 'Recent Entries' section lists an additional 10. I did this to reduce the size of the main page, and make the 'Recent Entries' section more relevent; instead of repeating links that one could easily find on the main site.