Getting to Know Me

Hi there! I am Lynda and I love to write and make art. Thanks for visiting and please send me a note. I read every email I receive and I would love to her from YOU.

How did I get the blog name,, Walking by Inner Vision?

That is a great question!  I started this blog after I lost most of my eyesight at the end of 2007.  I was in re-hab for a long time and it took almost two years before I could use a computer again, non-visually. I wanted to celebrate and share my experiences and thoughts on writing and art, but from my new perspective – as a non-visual writer and artist.  therefore, the term Walking by Inner Vision is accurate – I use my inner intuitive knowledge and wisdom, combined with my academic skills and expertise. I am a retired Professor of Fine Arts and Humanities.

If you WANT to
KNOW MORE ABOUT ME…well, read on!


How tall are you?

I am 5 ft. 3  inches. I stand CONFIDENTLY in my own skin. I think our height is a perception that we create by how we carry ourselves and how we speak and look at other people.

What is your biggest pet peeve?

     I want to know that someone will tell me the truth and when I find that I was misled into believing something that was not accurate, it is disappointing to me. If it is not the full truth, then it is a lie. There is no such thing as a “white” lie. To speak anything other than the truth is deceitful and this is one of the things that put a red flag up in my mind immediately.  It is downright insulting to me.  I never want anyone to tell me what they think I want to hear, but I expect them to be fully forthcoming with me.

What’s your favorite food?

I could eat eggplant every day. Eggplant  Parmesian; Egglplant on pizza; Eggplant mixed with hummus;  Eggplant broiled, and anything else that could be made from Eggplant. One of my FAVORITE WORDS is AUBERGINE, which is French for Eggplant.

I am a vegetarian and I love to eat the colorful and delicious fruits and vegetables in season. My grocery shopping goes quickly as I shop the outside edge of the grocery store.

Do you have a pet?


I cannot image my life without animals. I have 2 dogs and 4 cats – all rescued. By nature, I am nurturer. I love to take care of my pets, my family, and my home.

Photo: Effie Pearl in her NEST.

What books do you like to read?

I read almost no fiction. My preference is first of all, contemporary poetry. I enjoy memoirs and biographies about notable people in art, literature, music, and philosophy. I am a passionate lover of Greek Mythology and I enjoy doing research on literary works and doing conference presentations and writing academic papers on topics I am researching.

What kinds of movies do you like to watch?  

     I seldom watch a movie. I have never been much interested in movies.

     Movies that recreate a story based on actual life experiences.
I have no interest in sex or violence in films. My interest is in films with deep philosophical content, but really I prefer to read the book rather than watch a reenactment of a book. I do, however, love live theater and dance performances. My preference is for contemporary forms of theater and dance.

What extracurricular activities did you participate in when you were in high school?

Anything that involved making art, singing in the choir, and reading – this is when I first met the BEAT POETS and William Shakespeare.

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?

OH, I LOVE this question, and thanks for asking me about this topic.

On this question, I will plot out a DREAM or FANTASY  plan. It is obvious this is something I have thought about a lot over the years.

     I’d like to experience a year that would be divided up in this way:
January, February and March – Puerto Rico
April and May – Venice, Italy
June, July and August, Salzburg, Austria
September, October and November – Western Pennsylvania
December – Salzburg, Austria (It has always been my dream to be in Austria for the Christmas season.)



Photo: San Juan, Puerto Rico, 2013

What would you like to leave

behind as a legacy?

This is something I think about a lot, too.  I really do want to leave a legacy and I think it begins right now, not later on. It begins as I made decisions as to where I support charities and other people with the resources I already have. I have some FAVORITE CHARITIES and I DO give to them at least annually.  I support our LOCAL animal shelter, and our LOCAL arts organizations because they are at the top of my list.  I do everything LOCALLY because I WANT others in my HOMETOWN to have resources.  By local, I mean my county, surrounding counties, and the STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA organizations.

By now, you must already see that I am a DREAMER and high achiever. So, I would want to pass along a legacy that reflects how I feel about higher education, art,  literature, and Christian faith.

Below are three DREAM legacies:

1. I would like to provide scholarships for young students to go to Europe.

2. I would provide  scholarships for non-traditional women to pay for their university expenses – for Fine Arts majors only.

3. I would  provide scholarships for  university students from a low-income  family.  The student must be pursing a degree in English Literature or a Bachelor of Fine Arts.    The scholarships would be given to them  at the beginning of their final year of study  in a university program, if they have attained a GPA of 3.5 or above.

Now you know more about me and if you have a BLOG, I would love to pass this challenge on to you.

If you want to join my challenge, please write your answers to the questions and post it on your blog. Then, put a link to your blog in the “comments” section here and I will find your response.
Please skip, modify, or add questions of your own design.



Lynda McKinney Lambert is the author of
“Concerti: Psalms for the Pilgrimage.”
It is a collection of poems, drawings, and commentaries written over a ten-year period while traveling in Europe with her students during the summer months, as well as work written from her home in the Village of Wurtemburg, in Western Pennsylvania.
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