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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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. 

You… Read full post »

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.

 S… Read full post »



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 »
JULY 28, 2013 11:41AM

When Bloggers Go Dark

Linda Lenzen Treiber asked this morning on Facebook why Anna North, author of Salon's “When Blogs Go Dark” spoke with "everyone" except Open Salon writers for her research. Frankly Linda, it does not surprise me at all. How many true bloggers are left on Open Salon? Any outsideRead full post »
I believe South Park said it best-- "today is a great day for Canada and therefore the world!"  At  4 am I received a text message from CNN alerting me that the Duchess of Cambridge was going into labour. My late mother always told me pregnancy would end this way andRead full post »
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JULY 18, 2013 2:26PM

Profiling Robert Allen Zimmerman

Since when has it become a crime to walk about a neighbourhood?  No one will ever convince me that it 's okay to follow, harass, or approach any unarmed person with a gun and shoot them.

In New York,  the police can stop and frisk anyone who they think looks suspicious. &nbs… Read full post »
With apologies to Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings
Mamas, don't let your babies grow up to be Texas storm troopers,
Don't let 'em pick up menstrual pads and tampons, but they can have guns,
For you never know about those absorbent maxi pads,
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JULY 8, 2013 3:08PM

Tennis – The Last Form of Bigotry?

One of the last forms of bigotry that seems to be socially accepted these days is to publicly hate or embarrass those who do not fit the celebrity fake ideal of "hot." If you are a woman;  it doesn't matter how smart you are or what talents you bring to… Read full post »
MARCH 28, 2013 6:39PM

Laundry Babies - Baby BMH 5-7-66

As a child whose mother died young I used to pretend I was adopted to reassure myself there was someone out there that loved me. In reality I can't imagine what people go through attempting to find their birth parents after decades. Almost a year ago I wrote about the black market babyRead full post »

Last night I looked at a bag on the floor and knew if it was storming outside… Read full post »


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I looked out of the window at a cold outdoor view that probably would not change for months. The outside actually seemed to mim… Read full post »

Once upon a time there was no internet and when people had to shop they went to their nearest Main Street in anytown USA or Canada.







Santa was everywhere and no child questioned why there was one in every store as everyone knew… Read full post »

This past May Milwaukee resident Marion Warbleton had a mild stroke and her ten-minute bus ride turned into hours because she couldn't remember where she was. Not one single person noticed until a replacement driver boarded the bus and finally got help for Warbleton.

"After I got on the bu… Read full post »



Once upon a time we could dangle our feet in the cold clean water. Now all we feel is the empty air between our toes. If this weather keeps up one day this lake will no longer be here.



The water level has dropped at least a… Read full post »