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

Winter walks in wacky weather.

I love alliteration and this blog post title pretty much sums up Southeast Michigan’s not-so-wonderful weather since the beginning of the year. I am mindful that Mother Nature’s mood swings are wreaking havoc nationwide and I am grateful we didn’t … Continue reading

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Ol’ Man Winter is testing my mettle and meddling with my miles!  #Wordless Wednesday #Grrr!

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

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“Oh, the Places You’ll Go.”

Since we recently enjoyed the holiday season, I decided to push this post ahead of my three November excursions, plus I’m still mindful of that trio of treks to the Ford Estate, same which remain simmering on the back burner. … Continue reading

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Pretty, pristine, BUTT … a pain you know where! #Wordless Wednesday

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

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Happy New Year!

Did you know there is a Scandinavian custom that feeding the birds on New Year’s Day will bring you luck the rest of the year? Another nature lover sent me this video some time ago – it is about an … Continue reading

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We’re ready to put a bow on 2021 …

… well yay for that and hopefully 2022 will be better all the way around and I don’t just mean as to COVID. It was a year of weather woes, including tornadoes, hurricanes, floods and wildfires. Here in SE Michigan … Continue reading

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What is Empty Nest Syndrome.  #Wordless Wednesday #Squirrel dreys

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

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Meet and greet, but where’s my treat?

A quick glance at my roly-poly pal Parker the Fox Squirrel may have you murmuring to yourself “that squirrel looks like he’s been in the eggnog and cookies and doesn’t need any treats!” In my recent post “Season’s Eatings” I … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas to all …

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Picture this …

I have a remarkable tale to share as we creep ever closer to Christmas Day. As most of you know, I have no siblings, so thus I became the lucky keeper of the family albums where some vintage photographs are … Continue reading

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