Ideally, I want a frontpage that displays a brief excerpt of static content, followed by a list of most recent posts. So it would be just like a typical frontpage except prefaced by a paragraph of introductory text (and preferably an image as well). I tried unsuccessfully to search this for this topic in the archives, though it seems like someone must have wanted to do this before me. I think my keyword-fu is failing me.
The blog I need help with is dwalliance.wordpress.com.