Author Archives: Linda Schaub

About Linda Schaub

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, so 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 four 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

Flocking to the mall. #Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday – allow your photo(s) to tell the story.

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“(There’s No Place Like) Home for the Holidays.”

I hope the fond memories of time spent with friends and loved ones this past weekend will warm your heart during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. If you’re lucky, you’ll avoid crunch time as Christmas approaches if … Continue reading

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The butcher, the baker, the candlestick maker ….

I’m sure lots of prep went into your Thanksgiving feast, even before today and, whether it was bopping from store to store, or simply from aisle to aisle … food, glorious food, was and is top of mind today. And, … Continue reading

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Something’s gone afowl, er … afoul at the Gardens. #Wordless Wednesday #Chickens fly the coop!

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Gourds, guys and gals at the Gardens.

This post continues that delightful Autumn afternoon I spent ambling around Heritage Park. You’ll recall from my last two Monday posts, I visited this picturesque park on Sunday, October 16th because I wanted to ensure I would get some photos … Continue reading

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Walk the talk … then rest! #Wordless Wednesday #1,191/1,256 mi walked to date w/65 mi left; 1,917/2,022 km walked to date w/105 km left

Wordless Wednesday – allow your photo(s) to tell the story.

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Shades of Autumn.

I will savor the spectacular Autumn we had here in Southeast Michigan for a very long time. When the Winter winds are howling, or I’m stepping gingerly on icy pavement, or slogging through the snow, or whacking down dagger-like icicles, … Continue reading

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Hmm, that Gordon Lightfoot fella was right. #Wordless Wednesday #When the gales of November came early

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Relax, take a deep breath and enjoy these reflections.

I originally intended to use this collection of photos for a Wordless Wednesday post. After all, I’ve featured a seemingly endless stream of birds encountered in my 2022 treks, so why not add another bird post? But, as I sit … Continue reading

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Fat and Sassy. #Wordless Wednesday #Good thing I’m not a turkey, I’d be a goner! #Canada Goose

Wordless Wednesday – allow your photo(s) to tell the story.

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