I just want to thank PODZ in a major way for volunteering to help me out and then giving hours of work to getting almost all the errors in my index.php and css corrected. Plus he helped clean up the left sidebar in my blog so that it looks much better than it ever has before. I almost can't believe how generous he was with his time and expertise. WOW!
By the way, if anyone has managed to code Truth Laid Bear in a manner that validates, I'd love to get tips on how to do it. :)