About

This is my first blog and I enjoy writing each and every post immensely. I started a walking regimen in 2011 and decided to create a blog as a means of memorializing the people, places and things I see on my daily walks. I have always enjoyed people watching, and so my blog is peppered with folks I meet, or reflections of characters I have known through the years. Often something piques my interest, or evokes a pleasant memory from my memory bank, and this becomes a “slice o’ life” blog post that day. I respect and appreciate nature and my interaction with Mother Nature’s gifts is also a common theme. Sometimes the most-ordinary items become fodder for points to ponder over and touch upon. My career has been in the legal field and I have been a legal secretary for over three decades, primarily working in downtown Detroit, and now working from my home. I graduated from Wayne State University with a degree in print journalism in 1978 though I’ve never worked in that field. I like to think this blog is the writer in me finally emerging!! Walking and writing have met and shaken hands and the creative juices are flowing once again in Walkin’, Writin’, Wit & Whimsy – hope you think so too. – Linda Schaub

58 Responses to About

  1. marianne Letasi says:

    just found you…a real treat…

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  2. Uncle Tree says:

    I like the way you think and write, Linda! 🙂
    Keep on shining that light! Gotta love your honesty!
    Nice to meet you! I’m impressed. Best wishes, Uncle Tree

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  3. Tarnya says:

    Great post.

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  4. susieshy45 says:

    I read your responses to Anne Mehrling’s post and was inspired to click on your name, which led me to the blog. I like your “About” page and can totally identify with you in “people watching”.
    What resonated with me was that you studied one thing but have never worked in that field. That is akin to my situation now.
    Susie

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    • lindasschaub says:

      I’m so sorry, this message went to my SPAM folder … I have never had “real” messages go to SPAM before, and a fellow blogger mentioned having some comments in her SPAM, (coincidentally one of Anne Mehrling’s fellow bloggers … Ellie), so I came to look and found three. Yikes! My apologies as I always answer comments. I have always enjoyed people watching and I worked for years in downtown Detroit and a whole book could be written as to that subject. So, we are in the same boat and coincidentally, I had a new follower a couple of weeks ago, a young woman from Ireland, and she is a legal secretary who has two degrees and not sure what she is going to do with them. I had worked in an advertising agency right out of school (1978) and I had a mentor, a wonderful copywriter who was bound and determined he would help me up the ladder to at least a junior copywriting job, but we lost our major account and he went to another agency. With his help, I might have had a job that would have used my degree, but here I am forty years later and haven’t done anything with it. It is disheartening sometimes. This is a post that I wrote about my mentor, Jerry. https://lindaschaubblog.net/2015/03/25/not-all-ad-men-are-mad-men/

      What line of work are you in? Is there any hope for the future that something comes along? I am 62 and at this point, I figure that the blog has taken the place of a creative job in a writing field which was my original intention all those years ago. Again, I am sorry for the tardy response. I generally only check the SPAM folder for SPAM and haven’t checked in a while, or I’d have seen your legitimate message. I enjoy following Anne’s blog and have had some nice e-mail chats with her as well. She wanted to send me some pictures so we exchanged e-mail addresses a few weeks ago.

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      • susieshy45 says:

        Anne is a good friend. I have made at least 5 good friends from the blog and I haven’t seen any of them in real life.
        I am a doctor, a medical one. But am currently working as an administrator- making money for a master’s degree.I am 48 and by all standards rather old to study- but since it is a bucket list thing for me, I plan to do it. I have reached this far against a lot of odds and I aim to see the end of the road on this path before I lay down my arms.
        I will read your posts as I enjoy a good read every day. My habit is to find a writer whose tone of writing resonates with me and then I keep reading till I finish all their posts.
        Sometimes in life, we meet someone who wants to genuinely give us a shoulder to climb on and move up- often, i have found people to the contrary.
        Thanks for writing to me.
        Susie
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      • lindasschaub says:

        Dear Susie –

        I enjoy my chats with Anne as well. I just began following her blog a few months ago. I have been writing this blog now for five years and had about 17 or 18 subscribers for the first 4 1/2 years, mostly e-mail subscribers. Then a WordPress blogger “discovered” my blog around Thanksgiving time and followed and I made some comments, and suddenly I found myself gaining followers, It was a blogger who wrote about traveling. So, the increased readership and my following back has all happened in the course of four months.

        It has been very gratifying and a bit overwhelming. I’ve been sharing that experience with Anne and she gave me two blog sites to check out, a few Canadian bloggers – I am Canadian but have lived here since 1966, still Canadian and never changed my citizenship,. Anne gave me a few more sites to check out a few days ago, but I have not done so yet.
        I only started using “tags” on my posts when it was the 5th anniversary of my blog (February 11th) … I discovered Anne’s blog as I had searched for blogs about walking and hers came up that day as she and John’had met Logan at the bus stop on their usual morning walk. I told her I had looked for walking blogs and had read some of her blog posts and said she had a lot of fun stuff and clearly enjoys her retirement and grandsons and life in the mountains.

        It is interesting that you are a doctor and now working on your master’s degree at 48 because my good friend, Evelyn, who lives in Richmond, Virginia and I’ve never met but we’ve been e-friends since 2001, went back to school last October for her master’s degree in gerontology administration. Evelyn and I knew each other because she worked at a large law firm in Richmond, that acquired our medium-sized law firm here in Detroit, Michigan. It was not a good choice for our law firm at all. They eventually went out of business two years after my boss and I left. Her boss was the head of the labor law department and my boss was the only attorney in the firm that practiced traditional labor law. So we communicated by phone and e-mail and have stayed friendly since the merger, which took place in 2001. My boss and I left the Firm as they wanted to raise his rates $150.00 or more per hour and he did not want to lose his clients, so we left.
        He had always had an of counsel relationship to the Firm, and they did not have of counsel attorneys in their firm and made him become a non-equity partner. We left in February 2003 and were very busy until the recession then very slow and I was given reduced hours. Shortly after this happened, my mother, my only relative whom I lived with, had a dizzy episode and suffered many issues after this one episode on April 11, 2009. We went to the E.R. and they said she was dehydrated, but I think there was more that happened. I have always suspected she had a mini stroke. I was close to my mom and there were many changes to her after this dizzy episode. I did not go into work after then because was mom was unstable on her feet, and I was laid off and I stayed home with my mom. She passed away in January 2010 of a perforated bowel. I was rehired back the following year, but only part-time with the expectation of being full-time again when business picked up, but we never have been that busy again.

        As to my friend Evelyn (I strayed off that story), we have a lot in common, having graduated from high school, gone to college and never used our degrees and are around the same age. Evelyn and I both worked in administrative positions. However, she received her master’s degree in social work right after her bachelor’s degree., and I never pursued a master’s degree. She could not find a job when she graduated and started working in an administrative capacity at a bank, and also at the government in a similar job.

        Evellyn is six months younger than me.
        She turned 61 last October. She decided last year to get a master’s degree in gerontology administration. She has volunteered at a nursing home, teaching knitting to the residents for several years. They had a weekly class, but since being back in school, she now teaches every other week. She tells me about her three classes she is taking now – I am incredulous how university is now and I don’t know if it is just because it is grad school, or the fact that the electronic age has infiltrated college/university. She rarely has class time in a classroom and most of the reading, quiz or exam taking is done online. There are lectures that must be watched online, PowerPoint presentations to prepare for herself as well as combining with other members of her class … they present the work as a “team” … it is just impossible for me to imagine school like this. She wrestled with the concept of “Blackboard” when she first started school back in August 2017, but is more comfortable with it now. She was still working at the law firm, but had to drop one class as is was getting too difficult to keep up (though the classes were in the evening), so she stopped working to concentrate on this degree and will now graduate in May 2019. Is this how your grad school program is? I would have had no idea without Evelyn telling me about how it works. I have to congratulate both of you because I don’t know if I would have the stamina, and the ambition to go back to school after all these years … I graduated from Wayne State University forty years ago this coming June. She has a woman in her class, same age as us, and is a sole practitioner in a law firm (trial attorney) and Evelyn tells me it is difficult for her to manage her practice and the demands of school as well.

        Jerry was the only mentor I had so I feel lucky to have had him on my side because I very much agree with your comment that people are to the contrary – it is very sad, but that is the plain and simple truth. It is not a kind world out there and made even more difficult the older you get.

        I am really glad we had this chat and hope to have many more down the road. I actually decided a few days ago I was going to limit WordPress blog chats to the evening only. I check in at work every morning and I found myself coming over to my blog, lingering here longer than I should, then scrambling out the door to go on my walk. I am long-winded as you have noticed by now! But I felt badly that I missed three people’s comments as they were caught in my SPAM trapper – now I have heard back from all of you, so feel better.

        Thanks for writing me back Susie … have a great day!

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      • susieshy45 says:

        Linda,
        I write long too. perhaps because I am not too much of a talker in real life.
        I enjoyed reading your long message.
        I am going back to Grad school as now my family perhaps does not need me as much as before, my ambitions were put on the back burner for at least 25 years and because I am out of touch with my specialty. I want to know what changes have happened there since I left it.
        It will be a full time program and I will be moving countries, nay, even continents to pursue this course.
        Working in the job before the current one, I used to be passed over for promotions or salary hikes or any benefits because I did not have a “Western” education. Now I hope to have it.
        Susie

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      • lindasschaub says:

        Kudos to you for doing this Susie – I admire you. I have having computer problems at work and cannot remote in … the computer guy cannot figure out what the problem is – I am waiting to troubleshoot with him momentarily. What is/was/will be your specialty upon graduation? Where are you living now to complete your “Western” education. Glad you are a long-winded writer as well. 🙂

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      • susieshy45 says:

        What is your email Linda ?
        I will send you an email with details.
        Susie

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      • lindasschaub says:

        I am going to send you my e-mail address to your e-mail that I saw on your Contact me page, how’s that? Please tell me if you don’t get it okay Susie?

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      • susieshy45 says:

        Yes, I did and replied to you too !

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      • lindasschaub says:

        Yes, I have already tucked your address away for safekeeping Susie.

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  5. Ellie P. says:

    Great title – Walkin’, Writin’, Wit & Whimsy! I too just looove alliteration – which you may notice from time to time if you keep up with my Friday Follies posts! 🙂 I’d like us to exchange email addresses, Linda – but I don’t see a “Contact Me” form on here. Am I just not seeing it?

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  6. lindasschaub says:

    Hi Ellie – I love alliteration too and try to use it when I can, plus assonance as well. I don’t have a “Contact Me” form and I just looked to see where I can put it in, and the widget for my theme (I use Twenty Ten) has a contact me button for business, hours, location/map only. I can give you my e-mail address if you’d like through here. I started e-mailing Anne as she wanted to show me some pictures and I had to do it through a WordPress post as her “Contact Me” form was not working and I didn’t have one in place. I have been reading the how-to section and it is a plug-in with coding that I have to use to update my page with contact me info, so I’ll do that this weekend.

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  7. janowrite says:

    Nice getting to know you! By the way, saw the photo of the little girl in the plaid skirt and had to smile – had a quite similar outfit, and my bangs were ‘way short, too – could we be twins? 🙂

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    • lindasschaub says:

      Thank you and I must say of all my old pictures, that is the one I like the best. I remember my parents said a photographer came around the neighborhood and took pictures offering to colorize them, a new and radical enhancement! That’s why there are only three colors in that pic. My parents cut my bangs for years, and every single picture of me, I’ll look at it and cringe at those bangs! They used scotch tape and stood on either side of me while they cut them … always too short and always crooked! Thanks Mom and Dad for reducing my cuteness factor back in the day. Maybe we are twins – you never know. I would have liked a sister or brother – just an only child. I was born in Toronto and lived there until age 10, then moved to Michigan. I really like those old photos and memories – make me feel all warm inside. 🙂

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      • janowrite says:

        They are wonderful, aren’t they. So nostalgic. I wish I still had the photo I’m thinking of…but alas, no. 🙂

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      • lindasschaub says:

        I love looking at old photos, and my mom sat with me when I was young and explained who a lot of the people (now gone) were and what the occasion was for the picture(s). Sorry you can’t find your photo – at least seeing mine in the skirt with the suspenders brought back some nice memories for you. He even colorized my cheeks in this photo but left the houses in the background black and white – now people have no concept of how they colorized old photos of even old movies for that matter.

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      • janowrite says:

        Yes and yes! Your picture is really a treasure! I actually am obsessed with the really antique portrait photos, the ones from the 1800’s – so interesting to see the hands, faces, clothes. I even wrote a short collection of ghost stories using these as the theme – (Seepia Seepage). 🙂

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      • lindasschaub says:

        Taking a quick peek here at work and I have a client who often sends old pictures in e-mails. They are usually of old scenes or personalities from years ago. I’ve gotten so busy with blogging when I got more followers (all at one time, after almost five years of just a handful) and have around 350 e-mails from Jack in my work e-mail (gasp!). Not all are e-mails with vintage pics, but many are. I have a blogger friend who often uses old pictures in his blog, so I usually send him the e-mails and he repurposes them. I got one this week and sent it to Johnny and will look for your e-mail address on Contact me to send to you … I’ll go through those e-mails and scan for e-mails for both of you. Over the years, he has great vintage pics of the Wild Wild West and they are so clear. I have some old pics myself – I digitized all my photo albums last year, but the project is far from finished – in fact, many of the “images” are a scan of the entire page with four, five, even six pics on the album page – it will be a large project but satisfying to finish. This is a post I did for Valentine’s Day – my mom would have turned 92 and this pic is my grandparents holding my mom shortly after she was born.

        https://lindaschaubblog.net/2018/02/14/bonbons-and-blooms/

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      • janowrite says:

        Linda, wow, thank you so much! BTW I just read your post (the above link) and have to share that my maiden name is Klein. Synchroni City. 🙂

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      • lindasschaub says:

        Bopped back here again to see if you saw the old picture – glad you enjoyed that photo. See … we have more in common than just our choice of clothes – my maternal grandmother was from a town near Guelph, Ontario. I am Canadian, but lived here since we moved in 1966 – I was ten years old when we came here. I have some baby photos of my mom, one on a bear rug, also around the same time period. Some are not in as pristine condition, but considering their age, look pretty good.

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      • janowrite says:

        I’m from Seattle originally, and my father’s family came from Portland, OR. I’m 69, so a bit older than you 🙂 Those bear rug photos were all the rage in those days. How neat that you have one!!

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      • lindasschaub says:

        I see – no chance we are “kin” then … I do think Klein is a popular name though. I’ve lived in Michigan since 1966. We are close enough in age to have some memories that we share – I am glad you liked those photos I e-mailed you. They brought back some fond memories of growing up. And glad you also liked the vintage pics as well. I will find that bearskin photo and send it along to you Jan – I just made myself a note to myself. It is one image on one of those entire album pages I scanned in and I’ll have to separate the individual photos, but it is precious.

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      • janowrite says:

        Thanks, Linda, will look forward! – Yes, I think Klein is like Smith. Loads of them. My particular family of Kleins, when you look back, emigrated from someplace in what is now Hungary (what was then the Holy Roman Empire).

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      • lindasschaub says:

        My father was from Germany, but all my mom’s relatives were from Canada, some from Quebec. I have a friend who is very interested in genealogy and did my “tree” for me. Very interesting all that she was able to find on Ancestry.com. My mom and grandmother had talked about relatives but she laid them right out in a list for me to see. I have a note to find the vintage pic for you this weekend. You mentioned your book re: sepia pics … I love those sepia-toned old photos and have several of them, and I also like the manner of dress back in those days.

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      • janowrite says:

        What fun to have your genealogy done! Those old sepia photos are just amazing – they seem so soulful, somehow. The eyes appear to look right into yours – which gave me the idea for my stories! 🙂 Yes, they had great wardrobes then! They would roll their eyes at us in our torn jeans. 🙂

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      • lindasschaub says:

        You’re so right Jan. They were often dressed so formally, both the men and the women. All those clothes on a stifling hot day and maybe just a hand fan to keep you cool with all those layers (especially the women with their petticoats and crinolines). They would roll their eyes at our styles – that is for sure.

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      • janowrite says:

        Of course we’d be blown away by their, ah, lack of deodorant/different hygiene. I was in an English park one hot summer day and even then it hit me like a ton of bricks – that many of the folk there perhaps didn’t launder their clothing as often as I, and certainly may have been unfamiliar with antiperspirants. And you think about those silks and other fabrics they really couldn’t clean – and bathing less often – etc – phew. Of course if you were used to it, it wouldn’t be at all noticeable. But it’s kind of the other side of the romance I guess 🙂 I do love the formality though!

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      • lindasschaub says:

        I like the formality too, but think of those fancy dresses and the men’s fashions in “Gone With the Wind” and all that heat … likely no fan to push the air around save for a hand fan – whew indeed!

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    • lindasschaub says:

      Thank you so much Sindre for the mention about my blog. I hope no one is disappointed because three solid days of rain has kept me inside the house and not on the walking path. Yesterday we had freezing rain which made the trees look beautiful, but it wreaked havoc with large trees and electrical wires after 1/2 inch of ice deposited itself in short order and brought down to the ground and 300,000 people lost power. I was unscathed thankfully, but I feel for them, as I’ve lost power many times and we’re still having Winter-like weather here in SE Michigan. Thank you again for your kind words. – Linda

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  9. Bryan Fagan says:

    That was a great ‘about’. You have an extremely happy tone in your writers voice. Makes me smile. 🙂

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    • lindasschaub says:

      Hi Sindre – I am sorry but today’s comment went into my SPAM folder. I have two bloggers who occasionally go in there and I don’t know why. As to the first message on my “About” I do thank you for that and that one I did see and appreciate you tagging me and sharing my blog info. As for today’s award, that is a different story. I thank you for nominating me for this as well, and I must share with you that I have written this blog a little over 5 years (02/11/13). Up until last November 2017 I had under 20 followers, all but one followed me via subscription. Then things began getting a little crazy around American Thanksgiving when someone on a travel site made a comment on one of my posts. I followed this person, and made some comments – well, you know the rest. Things have snowballed and I find myself today with 145 followers. I am amazed and grateful and this blog has taken me on a journey I could not even imagine, and I love the interaction with people, just like you, who are many miles from me, and a different culture – it has been a chance to meet new people and learn new things. This past February, one of the people who follows me, nominated me for an award. I was incredulous, since I was still operating in the mode where I wrote blog posts, and had two faithful commenters for all these years, and one of those commenters passed away last August (the person who encouraged me to write the blog in the first place). At any rate, I was nominated for an award, and at that time, (February 2, 2018) I had 50 followers. I was stymied and could not decide how I should choose other people and exclude others, so I did a blog post explaining my quandary and I made sure I posted the link at her site. She understood. It has happened a couple more time and again I was overwhelmed with gratitude, but chose the same path, to not exclude anyone else, so I did not participate. I hope you understand Sindre, and please don’t think I am rude, but know I am honored. I am sorry I didn’t respond to this post earlier … I was getting on WordPress in the morning and found myself staying here way too long, was late leaving for walks, or errands, and, though I do work from home, I try to keep to a somewhat normal work schedule and don’t stray over here much during the day unless I’ve got some extra time. Thank you again for your kindness. Here is what I wrote back in February.
      https://lindaschaubblog.net/2018/02/02/predictions-and-predicaments/

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  10. lindasschaub says:

    I just checked my spam folder and your comment from today (Saturday) was in there … I didn’t see it this morning, I only noticed you had acknowledged my comment with a “like” – I have marked it as “not spam” and then deleted it and maybe that will help going forward.

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  11. ruthsoaper says:

    Hi Linda,
    I just noticed your comment on The Chicken Grandma’s site about being from SE MI and thought I better pay you a visit. I too live in SE MI (Saint Clair County). I have also been blogging for several years but only developed a following in the past 6 months. I haven’t met any other bloggers from the area. I am going to follow and snoop around a bit and just wanted to say “HI”.

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    • lindasschaub says:

      Hi Ruth – I have been blogging for five years and only got a following in the past six months as well … so we have two things in common!
      I was recommended The Chicken Grandma’s site from a fellow blogger “Mehrling’s Musings” (Anne Mehrling). I was looking at your site yesterday as I have had problems with sensitive skin on my hands and will come back again later to revisit the site. I used Purpose Soap (liquid and bar soap) for decades and they changed the formula about a year ago. Luckily I had stocked up on the bars awhile ago and still using them for now.

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      • ruthsoaper says:

        I have worked with some people who are sensitive to various ingredients and created soaps that they can use. If the soaps that you are using have the ingredients listed save the label or write down the ingredients and I could try to create a similar product if you would like. The soaps do take about 6 weeks to cure so I would need some notice for special orders. Keep in touch and let me know if you have any question.

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  12. lindasschaub says:

    I’m sorry I meant to write you back yesterday after I read this last post. I was swamped at work and when I got finished with my project, I was on the last paragraph when the power went out at work (I work from home). I didn’t know if it was a power issue due to all the high winds or a problem with the computer system and my boss had left earlier, so I was scrambling around and did not get back to you. I will find out the ingredients Ruth and believe it or now, I saved one of the good boxes that were from the “Purpose” bars from years ago and wanted to compare it against the “Purpose” wash that I recently bought to find the offensive ingredient. When I Googled reviews after my hands got red and raw within a few days of using it, I found review on Amazon by people saying the same thing – they changed the formula. I bought several soaps, none of which worked, and since I had the “Purpose” bars, I just let it go for now. A friend of mine told me she was using a soap made from honey and goat’s milk. Her mom passed away and had several boxes of these hand-milled soaps and my friend just brought them home and began using them. I will find out the offensive ingredient and contact you on your site or via e-mail, okay?

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  13. pendantry says:

    Hi 🙂

    I hope you don’t mind me reaching out in a comment — I couldn’t find a way to contact you privately (you can always delete this comment…)

    I noticed that your Gravatar doesn’t link to your blog. This makes it more difficult for others to find you. Please take a look at my blog post linked below, which explains the easy steps you can take to fix this 🙂

    https://wibble.blog/2018/02/27/using-gravatar-to-build-traffic/

    Happy blogging!

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    • lindasschaub says:

      Thank you very much – I don’t mind at all learning new things to enhance the blog or otherwise … never too old to learn new things in my opinion. You are right, I never did anything with it … in fact when I first set up my blog in February 2013, I did just as simple of a theme as I could and not too many bells and whistles. I waited five years before I even tweaked the site and added some doo dads and a picture gallery of my favorite Park and critter photos. I will follow your instructions and do as you suggested. Easy sounds good. Thanks so much for stepping in with the suggestion. I’m horribly late arriving here today. We had a humdinger of a storm that went on for hours. 🙂

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      • pendantry says:

        Your comment about the storm makes me wonder whether you’re apologising being ‘late’ to respond to my comment. If so, you remind me of my mother, who is wont to send me an email and then ask me five minutes later — even when she knows I haven’t been on my computer (I don’t have a dumbphone) — whether I’ve ‘got her email yet’.

        Ah, the marvels of asynchronous communication! I think the longest delay in one of my responses to a comment on my blog was about five years — and the recipient responded as though the break had never happened; which is in my humble opinion just how it ought to be. What’s the rush?

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      • lindasschaub says:

        That’s right “where’s the house on fire?” as that expression goes. But in this case it was not just a comment, but a suggestion that would behoove me to take some action, and I appreciated it, so did not want to be rude. ‘Tis my nice Canadian upbringing kicking in. Used to have to curtsy when I met adults when I was knee high to a grasshopper. Kids today would fall over laughing at that scenario.

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    • lindasschaub says:

      Thanks again and I just updated my Gravatar thanks to you … I guess I need to leave my “About” as liked by me (even though people will think I am struck on myself, but hey … we creative types take liberties by putting our stuff out there for the world to see to begin with). 🙂 I have also started following you as well. Thanks for the tip – I should have learned some of these basic principles from the “get go” and just wanted to get the blog set up and start writing and never fine-tuned it at the outset. I just read your other “hot-to” post but will not link to Facebook or Twitter. I really only follow Twitter for the news and weather and don’t post or retweet and my Facebook settings are very high and I don’t have anyone posting on my Wall, even me – only I can see it. Many of my Facebook friends (and I don’t have that many believe me) don’t know that I write a blog so I’ve never publicized it through Facebook. Wish I knew your name – didn’t see it while tooling around your site and apologize in advance if I missed it.

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      • pendantry says:

        I can confirm that you’ve now got your Gravatar set up correctly so that others can find you more easily from ‘likes’ you leave on others’ pages. Well done!

        About my name: it’s deliberately obfuscated as I, like you, like to keep some things private. However, it’s easy enough to find (if, for instance, you know or can guess my Twitter account name) so, since I know your name — assuming it’s not a big fib — I’ll admit that my name is Colin. Please to meet you, Linda!

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      • lindasschaub says:

        My boss is a wordsmith and he loves new and complicated words and phrases. When he and his two younger brothers were growing up in Saginaw, Michigan, their father, an attorney, made them study one page of the “Oxford Engish Dictionary” each day. I somehow think that you know what the set of “OED” looks like, and if not – each letter of the alphabet has its own oversized volume, with the exception of X, Y & Z which are combined into one volume. The father would quiz the boys on the page of words.
        So he amassed a good vocabulary and has collected unusual or sometimes antiquated words and phrases over the years – it is a hobby with him. You would like “Evan Morris – Word Detective” which was an e-mail newsletter I got a subscription to as a gift for my boss many years ago. It is a wealth of words and phrases. Unfortunately the author does not write much any more.
        He has been ill for quite some time, but if you go to his website, on the left side you will see archive info and you can search for a word or phrase there as well: http://www.word-detective.com/

        Pleased to meet you Colin. Linda is my real name, but on Twitter my moniker is:
        Walkin’ woman@oldshoeleather

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      • pendantry says:

        I’m somewhat obliged to mention my favourite word at this point (which the Word Detective doesn’t know about) — it’s ‘phlyarologist’.

        Though I don’t go there very often, I’ve signed up to follow you on Twitter 🙂

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      • lindasschaub says:

        Shame on Mr. Morris – that is a great word and I will use it on my boss one day. Thanks for following me on Twitter Colin and I have followed you back. I really don’t have much activity on there either … have met a few walkers through following a heart-healthy site and a few walking sites.

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      • pendantry says:

        *pleased* … curse these metal fingers (as C3PO might say).

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      • pendantry says:

        … as for liking your own page; if we can’t love ourselves, what chance do we have of loving others? (In truth I wouldn’t have noticed, to me your Gravatar is buried amongst the others — though I think to you it probably appears at the front of the line, as mine always does, for me). Perception is an intriguing topic, don’t you think?

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      • lindasschaub says:

        That is true – you have to think highly of yourself in case others don’t. 🙂 Yes, I noticed it was right up front … gulp … as people say “what was she thinking?” Perception is interesting – we care too much what the other person is thinking.

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