What’s Up Next – Some Notes – December 4, 2021

First a tip, don’t expect to fit in writing when you are a 10-day vacation at a beach, in Mexico, in November, when you live in Canada. Having said that, I apologize profusely if you were missing us. We will work hard over the next while to maintain our flow of information and entertainment.So, what is up. Let’s see. We have 2 interviews going up, one with a Cranbrook, B.C. indie artist, Maddisun and another with long time indie artist from Toronto, now in Los Angeles, Betty Moon.

We have a new Saturday night recipe for you, from Mazatlán of course. There will be a new article from our happy wanderers, Dean and Laynni. There will also be a new random Canadian band, and likely a couple of Canadian hits from our Canadian Top 100 of all time.I also hope to add a new feature this week, which will chronicle pieces of musical history. I am still looking to finalize a format as it is a big topic. It may (or may not) incorporate birthdays, remembrances, and a look back at historical album releases. Kind of memory jogger of things past.

We are continuing our search for contributors as well. If you are interested in writing, I would love to hear from you. Drop me a line at johnlorieh@gmail.com if you have the itch to write. The musical history articles may be just what you’re looking for to get the juices flowing. Hope to hear from you.


Good Day

Been on another hiatus, nice to see you all.  Lori and I have had a very busy summer.  During our vacations, we decided to work together on a new project, incorporating a variety of social media platforms.  The gist of this idea is to chronicle our journey towards retirement.  We’ve been working towards this goal for about 10 years now and have made many left, right and 180 degree turns.  We have come up with many plans that cover both our economics and our wish list, while discarding some, expanding on others andrevisiting many.  There have been many twists and turns, but we always move ahead and grow in the process.  We plan to chronicle our journey from this point on and take a look backwards on how we got to where we are today.  We look forward to your comments and help in helping us figure out what to do next.  At the same time, we hope that we can help you in your journey in some small way.


Here are the links to the various sites.

JohnLoriEh on WordPress

JohnLoriEh on Facebook

JohnLoriEh on YouTube


This site will continue, with the variety of posts that I’ve become accustomed to placing here. So if that is what you enjoy, that will not change.  The same goes for its sister site, The Real Canadian Music Blog.  If you are interested though, I have posted the links to our new project below.  And, if you are wondering, JohnLoriEh is the name of our 1979 25 foot O’Day sailboat that we have docked on Kootenay Lake in the Canadian Rockies.  You will see a fair bit of our adventures in that setting.  Here is a glimpse of that.  Hope to see you on the new site.

Shameless Self Promotion Post

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A bit of a change in the place.  Some may have noticed that the music appears to have gone away.  I played with a music blog in the past and have decided to resurrect it.  The reason, continuity.  I get carried away with the tunes and lose what I wanted to see here.  What is that you ask?  Simply put, my other passion is seeing places, as in travel.  I also love general stuff as well, such as funny things, general events and the such.  When I get crazy on the music, I tend to lose my train of thought and ignore my intentions for this place.


If you like the music, you can follow me here.  Same amount of posting, just more organized.


The Real Canadian Music Blog


And while I am shamelessly plugging, don’t forget to hit the Facebook Like thing-me in the sidebar, on either blog.




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Awards Awards Awards



Catastrophic Findings recently passed on the Sunshine Award to me.  I have followed this blog for several years and now more about Moomins than I ever thought possible.  As usual, these awards come with rules and things to do.   First was link to the post that nominated me.  See that italicized, red lettered name at the beginning?  That is the link.  Hit it and visit a great blog.

Second, I have to answer a bunch of questions. So here we go.

1. Who is your favourite philosopher?


2. What is your favourite number?


3. What is your favourite animal?


4. What are your Facebook and Twitter URLs?

Twitter is @joebeans2002

5. What is your favourite time of day?

Anytime can be, but I am partial to suppertime.

6. What was your favourite vacation?

The next one

7. What is your favourite physical activity?

It was hockey, now it’s really not much.  Unless sailing is physical, then we will go with sailing.

8. What is your favourite non-alcoholic drink?

Drinks come without alcohol???? Whodda thunk that?

9. What is your favourite flower?

Robin Hood

10. What is your passion?

Currently sailing, but that could change at any moment.

There, part 2, check.  Part 3 is where I lose it.  Rather than pass this on, I will bestow it upon the first 10 people that hit the like button.  A bit lazy perhaps, but practical.

Thanks again Catastrophic, I appreciate it.


Is It Possible To See It All Is Two

That’s right, this blog is now officially into its terrible twos.  Thanks to all the people on here who make it so interesting and fun to keep showing up day by day.  I look forward to engaging people on here and like to think many of us have made a connection through this exercise.  I don’t profess to be a writer in the sense of a traditional blogger, merely someone who enjoys putting stuff out there that I like and hoping to enjoy a few minutes of pleasant conversation.  Once again, a big thanks to all the people who visit.  It’s a great community.\


terrible two's
terrible two’s (Photo credit: .BrainFood)



I Cannot Tell A Lie, I Got Some Liebsters (And A Song By Parov Stelar)

Thought For The Day


What if farting was contagious like yawning?


A quick note to thank a couple of blogs I have followed lately for bestowing the World Famous Liebster Award to me.  I am a bit of a party pooper (hmm, my thoughts are pretty potty today) though, as I will happily acknowledge the receipt, but am far to lazy to pass it on.


First The Grimm Report.  Love this one, very good sense of humour and one I love to pop in on regularly. Check this one out.


Second The Ratchet Review.  Another recent addition to my reading day.  Lots of quick posts, very nicely done, with plenty of humour.  Worth the time to pop in and say hi.


Parov Stelar
Parov Stelar (Photo credit: Misantrofia)


And now a song.  I heard this on the TV the other night, no idea what show (we were drinking a touch of wine).  Blew me away.  Bought the album, very happy guy.  The artist is Parov Stelar, the song The Paris Swing Box.



Taking A Break

See you in a couple of weeks.  Here’s a funny for you

As we get older we sometimes begin to doubt our ability to “make a difference” in the world.

It is at these times that our hopes are boosted by the remarkable achievements of other “seniors” who have found the courage to take on challenges that would make many of us wither.

 Harold Jenkins is such a person:



“I’ve often been asked, ‘What do you do now that you’re retired?’

Well….I’m fortunate to have a chemical engineering background and one of the things I enjoy most is converting beer, wine and whiskey into urine.

It’s rewarding, uplifting, satisfying and fulfilling.

I do it every day and I really enjoy it.”

Harold should be an inspiration to us all.



A Milestone (With Some Luck)

At some point last week, a milestone of 25,000 views was reached right here on Is It Possible To See It All.  It came with some luck as I actually caught (I think) the 25,000th visitor.  So besides thanking the other 24,999 visits, I thank my Saskatchewan buddy Traci Kay for being that visitor.  She writes a great blog called Hockey Mommy Confessions.  She shares my love for hockey and all things Canadian, and, very important, shares my dislike for the Vancouver Canucks.

The Canuckleheads
The Canuckleheads


Hey, How Ya All Doing

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Question mark (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Been away, been back, been away again, back again and leaving again in a few weeks.  As John the Aussie posted the other day, it is real hard to read over 200 blogs, post, comment and have a life at the same time.  Life took over in the guise of Canadian summer.  Lori and I have had some fun this summer and I will be sharing that over the next few weeks.  Having pushed away the keyboard for a bit, I mulled over some things that have bothered me since I started this blog.  One has been focus.  This was supposed to be a travel blog.  It has turned into something of a music blog lately and I feel guilty about that.  Every time I post something musical, I don’t post something else that I want to post.

In order to remove my guilt, I think that I am once again going to turn to my other blog, The Real Canadian Music Blog, as the solution.  I am going to try again to split off the music to there exclusively and use this as my life blog.  The two may intertwine from time to time (trivia?), but I am definitely going to make the effort to reduce it.

My motivation is simple.  I want to post more, yet don’t want to flood your mailboxes.  The music is fun, but it buries my other interests.


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