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Here are my requirements:
I do not need: comments, trackbacks, pings, RSS feeds, search - these will be disabled or removed during implementation. Just a plain "diary" style of blog with few embellishments. I feel that the current WordPress script is too unwieldy and over-featured and my current version is too old to permit a simple upgrade anyway.
It seems like your requirements being what they are, you could have a simple script that would have a few text areas, user authentication and possibly something like TinyMCE integration if you want that sort of thing.
I did a "CMS" if you can call it that for someone six years ago like that and it's still chugging and server their needs (mostly, in this case, I was building a reservation system and a PDF newsletter manager, which were the main parts of this site, so the content management needs were and are minimal).
It's probably less work to get something off the shelf that's overkill though and then turn features off.