After much consideration, I've decided to make my livejournal private. You will need a livejournal userid and password to sign in and view my journal.
I've decided that I need a little more control over who reads what of mine online. I welcome new friends and old friends with new livejournal sign-ons.
ETA: Some of my friends seem to be having some trouble with creating a Live Journal account:
And go through the steps. Once I friend you back, you'll have to login to the site to read my entries.