Wow! I have been waiting for a feature like this almost as long as an eye cream that will REALLY work and reduce the bags under my eyes!! Check it out, Type Pad has Pages now! So lets say that you want to feature some information, or create a separate page for a calendar of events, etc... All you need to do is go to create a new page, type out the information that you want on that new page, and link the two, or have a separate home page for your blog. How easy is that? Read all about it here, and I will play around with the new feature and let you know how to implement it.
I gotta run now and cancel my web-hosting account and getting rid of my FTP software that I had to use if I wanted to create a stand alone page to go with my blog. Stay tuned!