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About lindasschaub

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

I think the fun in the sun may be done!

Last week I mentioned that the “real Winter” was wary of putting in an appearance and perhaps I jinxed things? Winter has returned with a vengeance, though you would not have known that Saturday. We had Spring-like temperatures and rain … Continue reading

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Oh nuts!!! There is a new …

… peanut eater in town!! On Saturday, December 28th I headed to two parks to wind down the last of my long weekend treks for 2019. As I was walking through the parking lot to start on the perimeter path, … Continue reading

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For now … Winter waits timidly in the wings.

After dealing with a dusting of snow on the pumpkin on November 7th, then the big snowfall (8.8 inches/22 cm) on November 11th, most people here in the Mitten State settled in for that extra-long and very-wicked Winter that was … Continue reading

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Slip-Slidin’ Away.

Just like the Paul Simon song, the year is likewise slip-slidin’ away. Let it go – I’m in no hurry to keep it around, nor the decade either. I’m eager to start a new decade tomorrow. As I write this … Continue reading

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Just zipping off a note to say …

“It’s time to wish you Merry Christmas or Happy Hanukkah.” This is a short and sweet post … even a bit bittersweet. Everyone has their Christmas traditions and I’ve had a few through the years … just like you. Christmas … Continue reading

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Nature’s Gifts.

On Saturday, December 7th, I spent my day visiting three parks. First, it was Council Point Park for a quick jaunt to feed my furry and feathered friends, then there was a foray to Lake Erie Metropark, followed by Elizabeth … Continue reading

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Have you put a bow on your Christmas prep yet?

The hustle and bustle of the holiday season barely gives most people a minute to catch their breath. That is why the many memes “keep calm and put a bow on it” are always trending on social media this time … Continue reading

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