After my issues with WordPress and my prior host, I received lots of good advice from friends and readers. I decided to make the move to SquareSpace after playing with the version 6 trial for a few days. Getting the content transferred from the WordPress site and the basic deign and functionality you see now took less than a couple of hours. Hover made the process easy by offering great tutorials for linking my own domain and moving Google Apps (which I use for mail) from my old provider.
Over the next few days and weeks I'll be tweaking the design and adding new features. I'm already loving the quick post boomarklet, so hopefully that will mean more frequent posts. For now, if you notice any bugs or issues, please drop me a line.