I've been tweaking the site for a few weeks off and on. Busy schedule and what not. A while back I made a list of things that needed to change: updated links, clearer sidebar, better system for the "mini blog" (coda), and different interior page designs, and every few weeks I've gone through and changed something, until now, when I think I've done enough to warrant a small post about these changes.
The second big part of this revamp was to create a more customized "home page" for the site that displayed content productively and clearly, without and endless overload of content that word-press can provide if you're a) wordy like me; b) not careful. Basically I now have a bunch of custom "loops/queries" to pull the right kind of content onto the home page, and I can append "recent articles" lists, to provide access to the content without displaying all of it. On the essays, I even use a toggle script for a couple of entries for some added punch.
The final piece--this last weekends work--has been to change the "interior" page so that when you go to see a specific article the page is much less cluttered. I've also started using disqus for comments, and with some CSS magic I've gotten pretty satisfied with how this works. I really like having unique interior pages.
If something doesn't work on your browser, or you have additional suggestions, I'm all ears. Back to your regularly scheduled programming.