So, in the spirit of good hygiene (and H1N1 preparedness), I decided to open up the console and look to see what I might find. I discovered that I had a couple of launchd jobs that referenced executables which didn't exist on my system any more e.g., carbon copy cloner.
I have been able to rid myself of all the launchd issues, by cleaning up the Launchdemons/launchagents under the Library folder but
I still haven't been able to rid myself of all of these
/Applications/Safari.app/Contents/MacOS/Safari: Warning: accessing obsolete X509Anchors.
This is even after searching the web a couple of times. I think the problem starts up after I open an article from NewsFire, but I'm not completely sure. This is definitely a space in which I believe correlation is not causality.
If anyone has any ideas on how to fix this, I'd appreciate it.
BTW it is really nice to have a built in tool like Console: it is simple and effective with just that little bit of extra functionality (string filtering) that makes all the difference in usability.