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

Rubber Ducky, you’re the one …

… or maybe not? Things are just ducky again now that my morning meanders are back at Council Point Park. During the one-month hiatus in May when I took to the City streets for my daily walks, I discovered there … Continue reading

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Linda’s back! #Wordless Wednesday #Whew – we thought we had to eat clover!

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

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Returning to my roots, er … routes.

During the one-month period of time when Council Point Park was closed by the Mayor of our City, I tried to vary my walking routes. I wanted the steps, but didn’t want to get bored with the routine. Some days … Continue reading

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A riot of color …

[No, it’s not what you think, but the expression “a riot of color” is apropos to these colorful blooms amidst the bleak days we are muddling through now, between the COVID-19 pandemic and the aftermath of George Floyd’s murder.] Not … Continue reading

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Yay!! Council Point Park is open again!

There’s nothing stopping us walkers now! I breathed a sigh of relief and was grateful when it was announced on local social media that Council Point Park would re-open on June 2nd. The re-opening might have been in conjunction with … Continue reading

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Sign(s) of the times in SE Michigan. #Wordless Wednesday. P.S. – Our 70-day lockdown is now over.

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

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Friday Frivolity.

I thought I’d dust off my Friday Frivolity feature to share a few thoughts about birdies and bandanas that have been rumbling around in my brain while I’ve been rambling around the ‘hood. It is also a chance to bemoan … Continue reading

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The early bird catches the worm. #Wordless Wednesday #Don’t hit the snooze button!

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Flags and flowers for a subdued Memorial Day 2020.

Flags at federal buildings and national monuments are flying at half-staff across the U.S. this entire holiday weekend to honor the COVID-19 victims, as ordered by the President. While that is both sad and admirable, I hope that Memorial Day … Continue reading

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Loosey goosies

This is part two of my trip to BASF Waterfront Park last Saturday. It’s a short and sweet post about the various families of Canada Geese I saw on my morning stroll. The geese and goslings were the highlight of … Continue reading

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