The indefatigable Songdog has been working on some of the issues that have concerned us and many of you; he has shrunk the post titles by 1/3, added space at the margins, and darkened the comment box text (if those of you who were bothered by light text would like it still darker, say so — he says “I can darken it all the way to None More Black”).
On the downside, all pages except the home page seem to be returning a 404; he has opened an urgent ticket with the hosting service and will report back. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope all will be restored to normal soon.
While we wait, a bit of comic relief: forensic semiotics. As my mother used to say, I never thought the subject would come up. (Thanks, Paul!)