I thought I would take the clean slate/blank page metaphor to its logical conclusion and created a version of the Today page which is just that and nothing more.
I've called it (unsurprisingly) Daily.
There are no links to other days or the archive, just Today's posts - if there are any.
Clicking the page title will still take you to the normal Today page and going to individual posts will return you to the standard behaviour but I thought it was a fun concept.
I even wondered about having the option to set a cookie to determine which version of the Today page visitors might like but, if I ever decide to do it, that's a job for another day.