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 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 »
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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 »
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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 »
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JUNE 29, 2012 9:52AM

So You Want to Move to Canada Eh?

Yesterday after the Supreme Court decision on Obamacare hundreds of disgruntled citizens of the United States immediately ran to Twitter to express their personal dissatisfaction. Some people exclaimed they were immediately moving to Canada, where life is supposedly g… Read full post »
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JANUARY 9, 2012 4:02PM

A Loft with no View - Urban Art Photography

There is no view where I live. Just a space in the ceiling over 40 feet of air that can be opened to let the sounds and smells of life in.



Maybe I can go up to the roof for a view I ponder and slowly walk by theRead full post »

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OCTOBER 18, 2011 10:08AM

99%- Yes, Houston we have a Problem!

I hear the droning voices on the nightly newscast speak about the Occupy movement growing all over the world. Sometimes I am fired up about ‘the occupation’ and then other days it wanes on me. I wonder if anyone is listening to the voices of the people or will it endRead full post »

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OCTOBER 11, 2011 10:01AM

99% - Portraits of "We the People"

We are the 99% and have no specific leaders. This is a diverse group with different beliefs and interests but we are all one and the same. The system pushes us to give up, but this movement will eventually become too big to fail.

Just 1%… Read full post »

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SEPTEMBER 27, 2011 4:41PM

Photo Recipes of "The Racist Bakesale"

    "The Increase Diversity Bakesale"- University of California

                                  September 27th, 2011




     &nb… Read full post »

Sitting on my heating pad attempting to feel better I settle down to watch a marathon of ANTM cycle 15. I was immediately drawn to the 6 ft 2 ultra thin model Ann Ward. She is everything I ever wanted to be and more.   As I munch on my gluten… Read full post »

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MAY 20, 2011 9:52AM

Rapture Me This! - Last Minute End of the World Personals

Well, today might be my last post if Harold Camping's prophecy comes true tomorrow or Sunday. So I have put together some parody personals Craigslist style for you to enjoy.  I do hope to see you on Sunday but if I don’t, it has been a blast.


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APRIL 29, 2011 3:50AM

Live Royal Wedding Blogging from Westminster - Best in Show

hats   It is 4:35 PM and I am already in my pajamas and have my pillow on the couch. I am honestly ready for a lot of royal action. The "Royal Truck" pulled up an hour ago and Tink the cat and his pal dropped by.




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MARCH 31, 2011 10:45AM

Horses with No Names- Nothing but a Big Old "Yeller" Dog

This is the fourteenth in a series about the strangers that I meet in my life.



 … 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 »

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JANUARY 12, 2011 10:51AM

Should a Child be a Fashion Accessory?


         zoe        I don't know why I like the television show "The Rachel Zoe Project" but I do. It probably has to do with the thirty years I spent being a fashion designer. Somehow in its weak form it reminds me of what a&nbs… Read full post »

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JANUARY 11, 2011 10:45AM

My Neighbour wants to apply for MTV's Teen Mom 2

Today as I was waiting for the light to change I bumped into the daughter of an old neighbour. I had always been impressed with her as she told me that she wanted to go to college. She was one of the only ones I had ever heard say she… Read full post »

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JANUARY 7, 2011 10:54AM

So Tell Me Why You Need That Cell Phone Again?

My name is Linda and I will be 60 years old in July. I do not own a fancy cell phone, nor do I have caller ID. I realize I am a rare breed but that's my story and I'm sticking to it.

My very first phone was a pink rubber… Read full post »

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DECEMBER 28, 2010 10:49AM

Party Conversations from: The Good, the Bad and the Famous

 Nothing like a party to see the forces of good and bad together in conversation. You probably have not seen most of the crowd all year long and now it's time to blend in and mingle like you just saw them yesterday.

The party I went to last week did not… Read full post »

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DECEMBER 22, 2010 10:51AM

Four years later - Still searching for Christmas in the rain



When I wrote this in 2006 I wondered if things might change through the years. I honestly thought that people might begin to respect their fellow man come Holiday time and not berate each other. Four years later to the exact day nothing has changed including the weather,… Read full post »

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DECEMBER 8, 2010 10:41AM

The Grinch Report #3- Storage Wars Christmas Edition 2011

Every night after I finish my work I sit on the couch and blankly stare at the droning TV.  A woman seems to never be in control of the remote so I ask the "remote keeper" the same question night after night.

"Is Storage Wars on tonight?"

"Hoarders" is… Read full post »

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DECEMBER 7, 2010 5:46PM

To Elizabeth Edwards the Tower of Power




Dear Elizabeth,


Two minutes ago I heard that you had died and I started to cry. I never… Read full post »

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DECEMBER 2, 2010 10:48AM

My Journey to Become the Future Queen Mum of England -Part 1





  pinkrA long time ago when our beloved Princess Diana was going to get married she had to take etiquette lessons from the late Queen Mum. Now that "Mum" has passed who is going to steer young "Waity Katy" in the right royal direction?… Read full post »

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NOVEMBER 18, 2010 10:44AM

Hoarders! The Music & Shotgun Collectors Edition


I sat on the couch yesterday sicker than a dog wondering what to write about for today's blog. In reality I wanted to write about the man that shot his TV set to death after Bristol Palin moved on to the next round on DWTS. I figured at… Read full post »

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NOVEMBER 12, 2010 10:50AM

Horses with No Names - They Called her Lola

     emily     This is the sixth in a series about the strangers that I meet in my life. It may be for only seconds, or it may be days - I will never ever forget them.




boa Fifteen years ago on a shuttle busRead full post »

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NOVEMBER 11, 2010 10:38AM

To Bernie and the Vets



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OCTOBER 29, 2010 10:43AM

Horses with No Names - The Time Traveler

  emily     This is the fourth in a series about the strangers that I meet.




Last week as I sat down to enjoy a few minutes in the sunshine I met Billie. She was tall had short cropped hair and a white baseball cap on.… Read full post »