(I always hated that phrase)
Okay, I think I hit on something, I changed the background to something that more closely resembles the enlightenment era (maps. I lurves me some maps), and I made the color a cozy blue. I also removed some of the tools and added some new ones, so I hope it's a little easier to navigate. Finally, I went through and edited some of the older posts so they didn't stick out as much, added a new sidebar that keeps tabs of the top ten posts, and put some other nifty stuff up.
Welcome to my blog; Post-Modern Enlightenment v. 2.0!