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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When I think of St. Patrick's Day I think of four leaf clovers that never seem to bring me any luck.




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My childhood friend Sheila kept every letter and piece of paper that I had ever sent to her from 1973-1989. She had emailed me last year and asked me if I wanted them.  When I received them they were neatly piled and carefully dated with the envelopes stapled to the… Read full post »

zombie    My menopause is raging and screaming "Danger Will Robinson" because I am tired. I want names here. Who gave us this thing and how come men do not go through this? Why do I feel like my head is one of the balls in a pinball game?

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MARCH 11, 2011 10:53AM

Sex, Lies & Seniors With STD's

sex     The first time I ever had sex was on my wedding night and I had just turned 21. It was the era of psychedelic music and free love but no one was going to get my physical love without a commitment. In those days we never had sex education… Read full post »

beet     I sit here and look through my vintage 1961 Betty Crocker Cookbook and I cannot find one darn recipe for Breast Milk Ice Cream. Should  I try and find one in the Carnation Milk Cookbook? If I remember correctly all those recipes… Read full post »




It all started with Walter Blevins’s comment last week about the Oakland California band Tower of Power on a blog I did.  Lschmoopie and I decided to dedicate a couple of posts to our Open Salon friend. Walter is the tower of power… Read full post »


cookk   I sit and look at the Girl Scout Cookies on the counter that I cannot eat. Every year new flavours are on deck but they still have not come up with a gluten free cookie. That’s okay;  I was thrilled to buy… Read full post »


Yesterday there was a yard sale of sorts in San Mateo, California. Not one thing was sold  as it was a simply a rite of giving things back to the neighborhood. The area had been terrorized by a cat burglar and not a human one at that. It was nothing… Read full post »

Once upon a time the lofts were quiet and happy tenfold,

They were filled with people that had creativity oozing out of their soul,

Of course there was still one renegade in the beloved building,

That still played his music very loudly until he was told.

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      saw  Last week I wrote a blog about vibrating appliances and some readers were quite disappointed that I had not touched upon another subject. Well today the time has come. I read yesterday that in May of 2009 a woman from Maryland was… Read full post »


Last night as Steve edited this blog we had a long discussion about it. He said no matter how hard I complained the Westboro church people have the right to say their words.

What they do in my mind is wrong, dead wrong. To have the right to useRead full post »


Last week I was told once again by certain people that I am not good enough to go to heaven. Then I watched the 2006 film Jesus Camp and realized why some people believe that I am going to hell. I understand there are a lot of people that do… Read full post »

bunny      Matt Paust asked me to post a live reading of Shame of the Father to help promote a beloved Open Salon writer this week. He said in his blog that I could wear a mascot head if I wanted to, which I probably should have done. When I sent… Read full post »


jeannnn         Imagine buying a pair of $100 jeans and as you fondle them carefully some sales clerk looks at you and tells you not to wash them. First of all my spending quota on jeans is about ten bucks and second of all I… Read full post »

                                 Dedicated to Open Salon's JohnTink

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  question         What happened to 74-year-old Novato, California resident Dale Smith? His wife Evelyn age 55 never mentioned he had left to anyone until two weeks ago. She had told a questioning neighbour Phil Olbranz that her honey was miss… Read full post »


Wednesday I had the pleasure of having lunch with Open Salon’s Luminous Muse (his account) and his lovely Musette. Come enjoy the day with us.


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Everyone has to have fantasies! I can just see them now! Go Kerry! Go Emily!



I decided to do something completely ridiculous today. It's a holiday and bloggers can be insane sometimes. (Please hold your thoughts, I can really hear them. Thank you!)… Read full post »


I read Deborah’s Young’s blog on Friday about CBS news reporter Lara Logan and people were questioning whether she was raped or assaulted. Who cares how many theories are out there?  Something tragic happened to her - be it rape, assault - it's all horrific. We may never know… Read full post »

As only a lowly fan I was not able to get an advance copy of the new "Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior" to preview. I scoured reviews good and bad and was quietly steaming while I read them. I am prepared to hate this spin-off and have already figured out that maybe the… Read full post »

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FEBRUARY 16, 2011 10:46AM

16 and Pregnant When Reality TV was Just Black and White

I have been sitting here shaking with anger for hours trying to figure out how I should write this. I have decided I am not going to name names and point fingers, because nothing will ever really get solved. I am simply going to tell the story about something I had… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 15, 2011 10:51AM

Most Likely to Date a Serial Killer

This week I finally got to read an article from the SF Weekly that had been sitting around for months. I had been completely fascinated that someone at age 19 could have a cover piece as the most successful murder groupie in San Francisco.

All my… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 14, 2011 10:51AM

The Romantic Cat "Tail" of Selma and Rogue

I wrote this very true "cat tail" in March of 2009 after reading daily emails from a good friend of mine about the cats she loves. This blog is dedicated to everyone that helps animals and above all to true love.

Once upon a time, there was a very kind lady who looked after… Read full post »