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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DECEMBER 31, 2014 7:27PM

The Cold Never Bothered Anything Anyways

This is a true story- Filed under Linda's Dark Dreadful Tales series.  Any resemblance to someone you know, living or dead, is purely coincidental.

It was almost midnight as Glen… Read full post »
DECEMBER 27, 2014 5:47PM

My Personal Bookmarks of 2014


I was cleaning up the "Bookmarks" on my laptop and spent the afternoon going through what made me smile or remember in 2014.
 Brian Wilson

I love this video because I like baseball pitcher Brian Wilson. Even though Wilson played for the Dodgers and Cod… Read full post »

DECEMBER 20, 2014 3:14PM

We Didn't Do It says North Korea!


Like children bickering over who broke Grandma's china North Korea says they didn't  unleash the cyber attack on Sony Pictures. North Korea is claiming "groundless slander&… Read full post »
DECEMBER 18, 2014 6:04PM

Fear of the Festive Greeting


It's that time of year again when many engage in an annual ritual that recycles arguments whether people should say Happy Holidays or Merry Christmas to one another. In fact I had to tell… Read full post »

When I first read about the movie The Interview and the problems it was causing with North Korea, I was shocked and concerned. A "comedy" about an assassination of a notorious c… Read full post »
DECEMBER 15, 2014 1:18PM

Has Journalism Turned Into Click Bait?


On November 23rd at the end of my blog on Bill Cosby I left a link for a featured article in Rolling Stone Magazine called “A Rape on Campus”
DECEMBER 10, 2014 9:15AM

Tis the Season-- to Give?


My worst Holiday gift ever was after a severe argument with a former roommate. She gave me a four times discounted (down to 25 cents) deodorant with the price stickers still in place. I did smile, and… Read full post »
NOVEMBER 27, 2014 9:28AM

Who Are You?


Today is Thanksgiving in the United States, generally a day of gratitude and reflecting with family. After this week we can no longer deny the world we li… Read full post »
NOVEMBER 25, 2014 8:46AM

Grand Theft Auto: Ferguson Edition


There was no doubt in my mind where the Grand Jury announcement in the indictment for Police Officer Darren Wilson was going last night. When Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon made an initial plea for 'respect' and 'restraint' l knew there would be no charges against the 28-year-old officer… Read full post »
NOVEMBER 21, 2014 9:41AM

Cosby Derangement Syndrome


As a woman, I find the idea of rape horrifying, but Therese Serignese coming forward as one of Bill Cosby's victims after 38 years, has been mystifying to me. Why would anyone have… Read full post »

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. 

You… Read full post »