Ummm...are the colors of my text suddenly different from what they were before? I'm not sure what's going on there. Will study later.
UPDATE: OK, I've tweaked the template a bit so the front page looks more like it was, plus I've implemented a couple of other small-scale cosmetic changes that you may not even notice. I won't attempt republishing the entire blog for a while, so things may look funky on already existing post-pages. I'm not sure what went awry, but it had to do with the way I had the "blockquote" tag defined in my style sheet. I made a change there, and presto.