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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.

The Famous Artist Lost on MH370 – The Daily Beast.

For Chinese calligrapher Liu Rusheng, who had narrowly escaped death six times in his long lifetime, his seventh and final brush with mortality proved to be the most unlucky. . .  He said once — “I enjoy and treasure life even more,” he wrote of his repeated returns from the brink.   He quite literally marked his great luck by carrying a rubber stamp that said, “shang cang hou wo”, which translates to “God bless me.”



It’s been over 14 years since we had the opportunity to attend a Cub’s game !  Jared and Austin were 4 and 6 and don’t remember but glad we had a chance before moving back to Norcal.

I know most of us here are Giant’s fans but I recommend taking at look at the historic photos!

Wrigley Field Turns 100! See the Historic Park, Then and Now.

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