Blogs and Blogging...
I've added a Google Ajax Search bar near the top of the page. It's not really that I wanted it there. I just haven't figured out for sure how to resize it so it will fit in the sidebar.
Anyway, I hope you'll give it a try. The Google Ajax Search API 0.1 is an interesting tool that was made available recently by Google. It's still in Beta, so its final form may include ads. You can also install it on your Google homepage with the "Add to Google" link on the info page.
The installation of the Mini Search here is based on instructions from Chester Millisock's blog, Stuff to Think About. I appreciate people like him who help make neat stuff like this available to amateurs like me!