just in case anybody was wondering what the hack it takes to post to this blog, here is the conlusion:
simply select login from the meta section on the sidebar to the right. as a new user, you will follow the create account link to get started. once you have completed this step, you may post without restrictions. The blog could have been setup to allow anybody to post without registering, but the webmaster (me ;-)) does not take kindly to spam, hence, the option was changed to require users to be registered before they can post.