As much as I hate to admit it, he was right. I didn't like it much once it was up, and I grew increasingly ill-content with the whole thing.
Just awful. I may not be finished with the new one and may try to play with the wording a bit, but I think I'm headed in a better direction. Of course, another alternative is to go with just the title, and put that tag line stuff over at the top of the left or right column, maybe even in conjunction with that "Philosophy of Freedom" presentation. Now there's an idea.
Well, John, what do you think now?
Update: Well, that...er, this, rather...
...didn't last long. Once I got to thinking about that tagline stuff going in the sidebar and a few other design changes, I got to work. Not done yet, but on the way.
And now this is gone too, replaced with what you see at top (as of mid-Dec 2006) with some other font/color changes as well:
And now I'm satisfied.