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Last Post for Let’s go to Idaho – Intro to

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Welp, this brings to a close this chapter in the life of Mare & Lance. In fact, I would even consider it the finis to this book, as we launch into the next tome in the series of our lives together. Stay tuned into our new & improved for the next stage in our ever evolving adventures. Bookmark it now! All posts, including comments, have been migrated to KV and letsgotoidaho will be disabled. Hopefully, a “redirect” (to catch any stragglers who insist on returning to this site) will be added soon. I’m uncertain about whether current subscriptions and logins will work on the new site.  If not, please re-subscribe to continue receiving the latest news. is actually a site I began years ago, but never quite fully got off the ground.  After four false starts on four different servers, I finally found one that could do all that my extravagant plans called for.  So, after spending the majority of my birthday merging/migrating three different servers, installing & upgrading, configging & tweaking, you get to see the results.

Much is yet to be enabled, as there is still a lot of content that needs to be uploaded, formatted, organized and posted. As the winters here encourage indoor living, I hope to have a lot more time to dedicate to this new volume of the life and times of Mare & Lance.

One final thought: if you’ve always wanted to write, especially a blog, but haven’t felt quite inspired enough to take that first step, I have an offer for you. Submit an appropriate (as defined by yours truly) blog, I’ll publish it on Maybe that will be just the impetus you need to get the ball rolling.

C ya on!



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Changes are a natural part of life. Here in northern Idaho, the trees are quickly going from green to yellow.  Some are even already naked.  Today, I turn 48.  That’s not a real change. I feel no different today than yesterday, but certainly a bit more so than I did a year ago. And it was a little over a year ago that Mare and I made the huge change of moving from Alabama to our current home in the Black Lake community.  It was that transition that inspired Mare to create this blog.  Read the rest of this entry

Poems of my Grandma Offerle

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Checking out just how bad the foundation was with Rockey.

Today is rainy, as it has been for the past few. This brings an end to the summer drought that began towards the end of June, when Rockey and his family came to visit us from Alabama. That was also when I learned that my suspicions about the house foundation, or lack thereof, were confirmed. The house had shifted four inches to the north, joists were broken, the floor was bulging in the center by about 5 inches, wood supports were rotting, bug infested and leaning.  My list of summer projects was put on hold as I tackled the unplanned undertaking.  Read the rest of this entry

The Greatest Truth Never Told 07 – What Are We Holding Onto?

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The Greatest Truth Never Told 07 – What Are We Holding Onto?

Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.
— Raymond Lindquist

Click to watch: The Greatest Truth Never Told 07 – What Are We Holding On To

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The Oil Conundrum Explained

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Oil as a commodity has always been a highly valuable early warning indicator of economic instability.  Every conceivable element of our financial system depends on the price of energy, from fabrication, to production, to shipping, to the consumer’s very ability to travel and make purchases.  High energy prices derail healthy economies and completely decimate systems already on the verge of collapse.  Oil affects everything.

This is why oil markets also tend to be the most misrepresented in the mainstream financial media.  With so much at stake over the price of petroleum, and the cost steadily climbing over the past year returning to disastrous levels last seen in 2008, the American public will soon be looking for someone to blame, and you can bet the MSM will do its utmost to ensure that blame is focused in the wrong direction.  While there are, indeed, multiple reasons for the current high costs of oil, the primary culprits are obscured by considerable disinformation…   Read more @

Is YouTube Pulling a Shenanigan on Ron Paul?

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This morning I awoke at 4:15. That’s a little early for me. But since I found myself wide-awake, I quietly (not wanting to wake the Mrs.) went downstairs, clicked on the coffee pot, grabbed my iPad and went out onto the porch for my morning smoke.

Once the first cig of the day was fired up, I proceeded to bring up the YouTube app to see what was going on in the world outside of northern Idaho.   Read the rest of this entry

Natural Education, Homeschooling and the Rebirth of Liberty!

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Recently, one of my Facebook “friends” posted a comment about taking her child out of public school. I was quite surprised at the amount of interest her comments garnered.  This is indicative of how important this topic is to many parents, whether pro or con.   Read the rest of this entry