Thanks to site visitor Robby for pointing out a simple fix that improved the left-side menu presentation!
This evening, I upgraded from version 1.5.2 to version 2.0 of the software running this site, WordPress. WordPress is a state-of-the-art symantic personal publishing platform that is extremely lean, well-crafted, and very extendible with plugins.
The upgrade went very smoothly, however, if you spot anything strange, please let me know so I can fix it.
Congratulations to Matt and the development team for releasing 2.0.
LONG LIVE WORDPRESS!