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Ideas for Summer Travel

Your asking yourself where do I go this summer?  

Being a California Native and growing up in tge the Bay Area,  I finally made it to Alcatraz  and also the Palace of Fine Arts ad well as a shot of the Painted Ladies. 

Here is also a link to other places in the United States  and other countries 

Best of National Geographic  places to visit.  
Make it a Great Day


Well I finally did it! I created my own website to display my photography of life! Seniors, Wedding Receptions, Senior Balls and of course the landscapes that I have taken lately! I hope you all get a chance to check it out and I am hoping to take your photos as yourself, families, major events and more and of course if you like some of my landscape, moon, nature and life photos they are great GIFTS! I am working on my pricing but you can always message me and I will continue to load more of my work and thank ALL OF YOU FOR INSPIRING ME TO TAKE A PHOTO EACH DAY AND OF COURSE WHAT INSPIRES ME AND OF COURSE MY DOG BENTLEY AND MY BEAUTIFUL FAMILY THAT PUTS UP WITH ME. LAST BUT NOT LEAST where JustLiviNLife Photography came from . .the name came before he passed away but continues through me every day and moment — JustLivinLife — Mahalo For Now: Anthony Valerio Memorial Page and Anthony M. Valerio our beloved friend, son, brother, firefighter and paramedic!

Love to you all! Jacqueline Samsel

How to save #energy or on your #utility bill if you have #SMUD OR #PG&E? GO #SOLAR WITH @BayElectricandSolar Today! Great article about how to Harness Solar Power for your #Home.

god is not elsewhere / some conversation about movies, art, politics and spirituality with gareth higgins


There’s a moment toward the end of ‘Stories We Tell’, the Canadian actor Sarah Polley’s hybrid reconstruction-documentary-group therapy session, that I think may stay with me forever.  At least I hope it will, so wise is its appreciation of the work of being human, the hope of moving beyond past failures and sorrow, and the invitation each of us receives to make a life as a participant in something much larger than ourselves.  Call it the out-working of the redemption of humanity, call it being etched into the Panorama of Being, call it the pursuit of happiness – whatever it is, Sarah Polley’s dad knows what he’s talking about when he says ‘You can’t outrun the mask of comedy.’

An actor with distinguished theatrical form, Michael Polley had reached the beginning of his ninth decade when Sarah decided to make a film about their family experience.  The less you know…

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“Blessing must come from our own action” — Dalai Lama

Well I have been on the fence about reading this book.  I purchased on my iPad  and just haven’t gotten myself to actually sit down and read it.  

I would love to hear some of your thoughts for those that are or have read it .


Thanks — JustLiviNLife 


A minute with me

This is something new to me.

WordPress runs a photography challenge each week.

The idea is that you capture photo(s) of the stated theme, in this case friendship.

Simple enough and quite a nice idea.

So here goes…

I’d just given my niece Evie a Kermit back-pack.

After saying “But I’ve got a back-pack,” and throwing it down the stairs they seemed to become friends.

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The Night Before Father’s Day by Natasha Wing and Illustrated by Amy Wummer

About the Book: #1 DAD. T’was the night before Father’s Day, and while Dad rode his bike, we raced to the garage – Mom, me and Mike. Nothing says “I love you” quite like cleaning out Dad’s garage and washing his car!
My Review: The Night Before Father’s Day by Natasha Wing is a great book for children to read. This book will inspire children to do something nice for their father for Father’s Day.

While dad took a ride his wife and two kids raced to the garage to clean it up. They made sure that every cords, hoses and wires were hung on the hooks. The kids cleaned up the cobwebs and scrubbed up oil spills. Then they washed and polished his car. And left him a new to-go coffee cup. The next day…

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@Murray Schneider — Thank you for writing this article and to all of you that live in the area that have given your support and strength to Station 26 and to our families. Jacqueline (Valerio) Samsel

The Glen Park Association

Story and photos by Murray Schneider

June 2, 2012

One year to the day that Lt. Vincent Perez and Firefighter/Paramedic Anthony Valerio lost their lives combating a Diamond Heights house fire, an estimated throng of nearly 300 family, friends, neighbors, firefighters and police officers spilled from Station 26 on Digby Street to observe a moment of silence and to dedicate a memorial garden to both them and the memory of Lt. Louis Mambretti who perished in a fire on Everson Street in 1995.

The day began overcast, but by the time Captain Anita Paratley, who was assigned to E 26 six months after the tragic 133 Berkeley Way fire, stepped up on the porch overlooking a garden designed by landscape architect Elise Tilson, the sun had peeked between clouds that had earlier blanketed the neighborhood.

“Lou, Vince and Tony served valiantly,” said Paratley, a 23-year veteran of the San Francisco…

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