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

‘Cuz kindness counts. #(Almost) Wordless Wednesday.

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

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Kindred souls.

I often strike up a conversation with people at the various parks that I frequent, and, surprisingly, the topic of our conversation is NOT necessarily walking. In fact, I almost never talk about walking. It is more about what I … Continue reading

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I found the frogs!

As you know from Tuesday’s post, I went looking for frogs, known as Spring Peepers, in a small wooded area on Grosse Ile. On multiple park websites I follow, many hikers, who had trekked through various woodland trails in the … Continue reading

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A little birdie told me you have books here. #Wordless Wednesday #I see a birdie book, but it’s about lovebirds.

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Bogs, logs and frogs.

I headed to Grosse Ile on Sunday, May 3rd knowing it would most likely be the last trek on the Island this year, since the Grosse Ile free bridge was slated to close on May 6th and not re-open until … Continue reading

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What’s good for the goose, is good for the gander.

I will fete fathers, just like mothers, so let me wish you Happy Father’s Day if it applies. Back in May, the weekend after Council Point Park so abruptly closed, I wondered if I would have fresh fodder for blog … Continue reading

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Friday Frivolity: Parenting Faux Pas.

I believe I’ve witnessed a few parenting faux pas and I want to write about them in this forum. Ahem – I should probably make the disclaimer here that I’ve never been a parent. Well, I’ve been a pet parent … Continue reading

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Cottontail and Cotton-y trail.

It’s THAT time of year in Michigan. The Poplar trees, a/k/a Cottonwood trees, are at it again, dispensing wisps of white fluffy stuff all around the neighborhood. Just like clockwork, every Spring, after pollination has taken place, the white and … Continue reading

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Child’s Play. #Wordless Wednesday #Give them a hand!

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So do YOU have your ducks in a row?

I did NOT have my ducks in a row on the morning I saw Mama Mallard and her cute contingent of “mini-me” ducklings marching in a perfect queue behind her. They were the epitome of all that is good in … Continue reading

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