Well, I like the look of this for now. I tried out the whole new navbar thing on a sample blog over the past couple of weeks and I think this will help with a number of things,
one: reading too many feeds and not enough books (believe me, a wider page is a frightening thing to a linkster);
two: trying to write occasional posts in a quieter vein;
three: still reviewing the odd new title here and there, but taking time for the 370-odd articles I have bookmarked to read, as well as rereading other books, and pasting in quotations from things I like here and there;
four: Reeling and Writhing keeps its name and URL - there was a brief flirtation with a new blog, and it's over.
Thanks for your patience with my self-indulgence and hopefully temporary insanity. If I could get at the code on the 'Browse' page and put those lists into columns, believe me, I would. I won't be here quite as often in the future, but I will be here, while I am spared.