Erika’s exact 1-2-3 help was terrific. Her ‘home’ reference didn’t jive with what I was seeing in header.php, but JRyan’s extra “what I deleted” (even though your exact code didn’t appear) was what nailed it !
For anyone else still scratching their heads, I’m using the Portfolio Press theme, my deletable ‘home’ in header.php, was in the middle of a ‘php if’ reference and a ‘php get settings’ reference and right after the ‘ul id = menu’ about 10 lines from the bottom of the page.
Whew ! I feel tremendous right now, this is just what I wanted ! No blogs here, just a snappy CMS / Portfolio page, woot !