I'm not sure how I'm going to explain this, but I'll give it a shot because I really want to put my entire site into WP.
I have a homepage: http://www.steinruckdesign.com that has nothing to do with the blog.
I have the journal: http://www.steinruckdesign.com/journal/ that is the homepage of the blog.
My goal is to put all the sections, About, Resume, Work, etc into a WP template so that the whole site is driven by WordPress.
I've figured out from some helpful posts how to put my index.php page into the root directory and keep all the WP files in the /journal directory. But the problem is that I can't figure out a way to keep my current homepage (without the blog stuff) and make the blog address still be /journal.
In the template system, index.php obviously has special meaning as "Home" especially when using the '_is' functions.
Can anybody help me out here? Am I missing something completely or is this just not an option?