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

A Winter’s day …

… in a deep and dark December. This trek was taken on a gray and gloomy morning … Sunday, December 27th to be exact. Sadly, my long holiday weekend didn’t exactly go as planned – sigh. But, thank goodness I … Continue reading

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Feeding Frenzy. #Wordless Wednesday #Feelin’ Ducky!

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

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Got grub?

I know the phrase “Kodak Moment” will sail right over your head unless you’re of a certain age. I’m sure many of you have never had the occasion to use a Kodak camera or film, let alone sent your roll … Continue reading

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Holiday goodwill gives way to grouchiness. #Wordless Wednesday #Hey, that’s my spot! #Grrr!

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Muddling through 2020.

Hmm – four days into the new year and just one walk taken. The squirrels are no doubt fitful, looking at one another and asking “is Linda coming back?” I am hopeful for a Park excursion this morning. We had … Continue reading

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Let’s give 2020 the boot, shall we?

After lots of fits and starts, in a year like no other, I am happy to tell you I am closing out the year with 1,320 miles/2,124 kilometers walked in 2020. That is 65 miles/104 kilometers over and above my … Continue reading

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On the rocks. #Wordless Wednesday #2021 countdown

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

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Hmm – does that fur coat REALLY keep you warm?

Winter had still not arrived on the day I took this walk at Council Point Park. But you could have fooled me – it was gray, gloomy and very cold. This was Saturday, December 19th and I’d not been to … Continue reading

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It won’t be long now …

We’ve all gathered together to send some holiday cheer.We sure need it after 2020 – whew, what a horrible year! Today Linda told us that we must look extra cute.‘Cuz tonight we await the big man in the red suit. … Continue reading

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Fluff hopes for some mistletoe magic. #Wordless Wednesday

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

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