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

National Trails Day 2021 – Part I

Saturday, June 5th was designated as “National Trails Day” so of course I had to do my part to celebrate! I walked six miles on my two morning meanders, first at Lake Erie Metropark, then later that morning at Humbug … Continue reading

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Feelin’ just ducky … update to duckling rescue.

This post, just as short and sweet as a duckling, will update you on the aftermath of my recent post about the duckling rescue on July 15th. Click here if you missed it. Many of you wanted to know how … Continue reading

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Sun-kissed starbursts. #Wordless Wednesday #Tiger Lilies

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

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A few thoughts about the upcoming Olympics.

First, I am taking liberties with my self-imposed intention of only publishing two posts per week because, after all, the Olympics only happens once every four years, (give or take a year). We all know that the Games of the … Continue reading

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SOS! Ducklings in Distress!

Thursday morning was just like any other during this long, hot and rainy Summer of 2021. As I got dressed and ready to leave on my walk, the weatherman was detailing our potentially severe weather and projected inch or so … Continue reading

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Mallard Munchkins. #Wordless Wednesday #Darling Ducklings

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

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Miles for Meals; 2021 Happy Soles 5K.

I’m a tad behind writing about the Fish & Loaves Virtual 5K which I completed on May 29th. This is the fourth 5K I’ve done for this local food pantry; the prior 5K posts can be found here here and … Continue reading

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Those daisy, er … dazy, er … lazy, hazy, crazy days of Summer. #Wordless Wednesday

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

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On this Independence Day, soar like a bird …

… (or a firecracker). Stay unflappable (unlike this flag) … But most of all, stay safe. Click here for a fun 4th of July greeting.

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We both have lots of miles. #Wordless Wednesday #Best step it up Linda (605/1,256 mi; 973/2,021 km so far in 2021)

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

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