The tour is finally complete. After deciding how I was going to lay out the page (something I finalized months ago; it's nothing groundbreaking), I was left to sift through my posts and find those I wanted to use on it. This actually took me a very long time and the page's posts will probably remain in flux indefinitely.
After struggling to find a usable solution for presenting post excerpts that (1) was non-destructive and (2) didn't require me to mark within a post where I wanted the excerpt to end, I just decided to run the full posts, which, after really thinking about it, is the only thing that makes sense anyway.
Let me know what you think.