I gave in and followed the path of least resistance and chose to go with Blogspot. I spent the last several weeks investigating several options, including WordPress and Tumblr. I really liked Wordpress and Tumblr had some cool features, but at the end of the day, I wanted to have control/ownership over my files even if they were hosted somewhere other than my own domain. There's a good possibility when RL settles down somewhat I will migrate this blog back to my domain and blogger allows you to import/export your data. Also, I was feeling kind of lazy about learning a new interface and so going over to blogspot allowed me to keep the interface I've been using since 2001.
Please update bookmarks/links to this new addy.