Linda Seccaspina

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Linda Seccaspina

Linda Seccaspina
July 24
Formerly called The Maiden of Death by Derek Raymaker Xpress Magazine
When you wish upon a star
Linda's column can now be read in The Humm newspaper and online. Also pick up an issue of Screamin Mamas magazine from Florida for a peak at some of my writing.>> My idol is former mentor and OPRAH senior associate producer Elizabeth Coady. Taskmaster extraordinaire but learned so much from her, and if I could be 1/8 as talented as her I 'd be laughing.>>>>> My books "Menopausal Woman From the Corn" "Cowansville High Misremembered" "Naked Yoga, Twinkies and Celebrities" and "Cancer Calls Collect" now available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle >>>>>>>All covers also done by Diana Ani Stokely GRAFIX to go.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> "Cowansville High School Misremembered" book is now out as a fundraiser for the school._______________________ ___________________ Follow her on Twitter @@Mcpheeeeee. Linda Seccaspina was born in Cowansville Quebec about the same time the wheel was invented. _____________________________________ She used to own clothing stores in Ottawa and Toronto Ontario Canada from 1974-1996 called Flash Cadilac, Savannah Devilles, Nightmares and Flaming Groovies. _____________________________________ Her brain tries to writes stories about her menopausal life and a host of other things she gets annoyed at. _____________________________________ She has two sons, Schuyleur and one that does not want his name mentioned. She has a grandson called Romeo who is a Boston Terrier and a grandaughter Bella who is a french bulldog. _____________________________________ Linda loves people quite plain and simple and loves to hug.. Yes, she is one of "those".

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Brittany Maynard, age 29, from Oregon, had terminal aggressive brain cancer and made a brave and personal choice to end her life since she had only months to live. Now complete st… Read full post »
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The week had been brutal. It had been a non-stop tsunami of house problems, and the plumbing issues reminded her of the Tom Hanks film The Money Pit. Hopefully today it would all sto/… Read full post »

George Dummert arrived in Carleton Place, Ontario with his wife and children from England around the year of 1872.  Dummert was a baker and built a home and shop on the land that would later house Patterson’s Furniture and Robbie Probert’s building. Const… Read full post »
If someone screamed the above title in public no one would notice. Last September, on a crowded subway in San Francisco, a man shot and killed 20-year-old Justin Valdez. The security footage shows the gunman waving around his pistol, and at one point even pointing it acro… Read full post »





The Victorian era is known to some as the Occult of Death. This was an era where the loss of a loved one was sadly far too common, but was dealt with endearing rituals. The picture above is a… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 25, 2014 12:43PM

I'm Retired -- Go Around Me!


Memories of George Burns, black and white TV, and Blue Chip stamps are still coherent in my memories, so I consider myself no spring chicken. I qualify for senior discounts but still trea… Read full post »
In 2012 Neil young wrote a book called "Waging Heavy Peace - A Hippie Dream" and frequently mentioned his love affair with his wife Pegi.  Two years later a petition for dissolution of marriage was filed by Young in their hometown of San Mateo, California on July 29.


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SEPTEMBER 2, 2014 9:07AM

Florilegium -- Bits and Pieces of Life

Last week when I went to change the flowers at the grave site I noticed the struggling pots of petunias were gone. I shrugged my shoulder and replaced them with an array of fall mums.… Read full post »
AUGUST 27, 2014 8:47AM

Live While the Paint Dries

                                  The Owl and the Pussy-cat went to sea
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AUGUST 25, 2014 10:40AM

Say Goodbye to Canadian Coffee


This morning Canadians woke up to learn "The King" was in mediation with icon Canadian food chain Tim Horton's. Miami-based Burger King "are having it their way" and for… Read full post »
AUGUST 18, 2014 6:52PM

Watching Ferguson Burn from Canada


“Michael Brown, an unarmed black youth, was killed in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Mo. on Sunday. Citizens are up in arms and are crying murder, the Ferguson poliRead full post »
AUGUST 12, 2014 8:19AM

Robin Williams – 293 Words


This morning there is a cloud of sadness hanging over life. Robin Williams often felt the pain of others, reached out and tried to alter humanity. The depth of his performances was so… Read full post »



I am not a conventional person, and I like to be comfortable. Therefore my desk is on the kitchen island.  I am surrounded by a window, television for noise, and man's best friend at my feet.

This is home.

Since I seldom cook now there is room… Read full post »

August 5, 2014.



I am not supposed to be eating the mini cupcake I am microwaving right now. Anything with flour in it is a no-no for my celiac ridden body. But I bought one a few weeks ago and froze it for an emergency such as today. 

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July 31, 2014. 

On many occasions I have written about my distaste of "the cell phone" and always considered them a nuisance on public transportation. Imagine my surprise in April when a cell phone was handed to me… Read full post »
JULY 28, 2014 11:02AM

What's Worth Sharing?

 July 28, 2014
After the devastating fire in our family home during the first week of January 1997  I vowed never to collect anything again. As I sat in the living room viewing a Black Christmas tree, warped wood floors, and walls that were no longer walls, I was tha… Read full post »
JULY 25, 2014 9:33AM

All Shook Up Over Elvis

July 25, 2014.

Truth be told I never was an Elvis fan. Not one single photo of Elvis ever graced my Beatle wallpapered wall as a teen. The… Read full post »
JULY 22, 2014 2:06PM

In What Universe?




 I often wonder how people get hired in this world.

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Why do scripted Television writers have this innate problem of not being able to end a show well?  Even though some considered The Sopranos ending a masterpiece I was seething. Don't even get me started on my beloved show Lost. But, I have high hopes for the/… Read full post »

As I tossed a single red rose into the flowing waters of the Mississippi River in remembrance of Kerry and Starla Walters, I realized I had no idea who they were. Walters was found dead in 2009 with her baby in Carleton Place, Ontario just after she finished maternity leave. Like many stori/… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 9, 2013 11:27AM

Being Old is No Place for Sissies

Last night I began an online course in hopes of improving my writing. I did half the weeks assignments and seriously contemplated if anything would be useful to me. Sl… Read full post »



Each day I greet a young woman on my travels that has been blind since birth. She may not be able to see what my eyes do, but still hears the spinning wheels of my oncoming cart. Clutching only her white cane, she counts her days as a

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The Parti Québécois's Charter of Quebec Values has launched its next debate and  preparing to introduce a long-awaited legislation that would restrict religious symbols in public places. On Tuesday the province proposed a policy that will prohibit public em… Read full post »
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AUGUST 19, 2013 2:12PM

Are Autistic People Now Subject to Hate Crimes?

My friend Christine Creighton Wallace posted  a KICK 106 news item today on her Facebook page as the police in Newcastle, Ontario are seeking the author of the unsigned letter below.  It was left in the mailbox of  Karla Begley who has stage 2 MS and a severely autistic sonRead full post »