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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In this scary day and age I find it increasingly difficult to find anyone that is making sense. There is the odd politician uttering a few sane words, but it has gotten so bad I cannot even watch the cable news channels anymore.

Basically, I am sick and tired of… Read full post »

OCTOBER 17, 2010 10:38AM

Whispers of Silent Messages in Bottles

 Please play while reading.


  letter_bottleAs a child growing up, I was always looking for someone or anything to make my life better. My mother was always in the hospital, and my father was busy with life. 

I used to pour over theRead full post »




Everyday I look into the mirror and wish I was thirty pounds lighter. No, let's make it forty while we are at it. The mirror taunts me and seems to laugh back at my face. I, like a lot of other women hate the way I… Read full post »


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I told a few f… Read full post »


This is the Canadian Nanaimo bar. It is unknown to most of the lower 48 much like our beloved Butter Tarts and Sugar Pie.

It consists of a wafer crumb-based base, topped by another layer of light vanilla or custard flavoured butter icing. It is then is covered… Read full post »

Brian B did two blogs recently regarding Cindy Capitani's Open Call for more OS interviews. Sadly, I cannot do a normal one. Normal has never been in my genes.
So I emailed both Catherine and Brian to see if they wanted to do a "tag team" 
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OCTOBER 10, 2010 12:37PM

The Crane that Brought Back Love

Please listen to the above video while reading


craneShe sat there quietly and remembered. The thirty years had gone by too fast and now he was gone. What would she do without him? 


                        &nbs… Read full post »

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OCTOBER 8, 2010 10:48AM

Horses with No Names - The Teacup Man

  emilyThis is the first in a series I am going to do about the strangers I meet.




My grandmother once told me that if I never talked to anyone I would never learn anything. So, I have always taken her words to heart,… Read full post »

I loved Trudge's Open Call last week.  I read blog after blog containing beautiful words, and I knew mine would not be the same. You see, I came from the darkness,  and I have been fighting for the light all my life. I thought it best not to participate until I… Read full post »



This is my pink frying pan. I bought it two years ago today for breast cancer awareness month. 

Anytime that I glanced at it I thought of all those that have been ravaged by this horrible disease. No matter how hard I tried, I could… Read full post »



So as you know, Frank Lloyd went missing in my neighbourhood last week. Frank, or should it be Frankette, got sick of the smell of burning iron, as the sculptors worked with their fire tools.

She was a beauty with a reddish tint, and always kept them in… Read full post »


Last week I heard that Mark Zuckerberg from Facebook was going to donate a $100 million to the New Jersey school system. I immediately thought he was trying to put out a fire before it started. Having read a lot about Zuckerberg, I was really ready… Read full post »

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They give awards every year for almost anything - how about an angel award this year?

If such an award takes place, Blake McGinness from Kingston, Ontario is going to be my pick. Last Saturday Blake had a garage sale, and… Read full post »



Once upon a time there was a little girl called ME. All she ever wanted was for people to accept her.

"Do anything to survive, the inner brain said. Just be what people want you to be."




So ME listened to… Read full post »

This week shall forever be branded in my mind as "The OS Writer's Debate Week."

The essays have been replaying over and over like a Dr. Pepper commerical in my brain.

  notes            "Oh, I'm a writer. He's a writer. She's a writer.

&n… Read full post »



Now who in their right mind would say such a thing? Yes, who would dare?

There is only one person in this world that I know that could say something evil like the above statement; and that would be Ann Coulter.

 "Marriage is not a civil… Read full post »


It is Sunday, and our TV viewing for the evening is planned. Are there any ABC shows in our line up tonight?

I think not. I am not even bothering with "Desperate Housewives" this year. After I saw the props for the "plane crash" last year I… Read full post »

 Please play while reading. This was my sister's favourite song.



On August 3rd, 1997, my only sibling, a sister named Robin died.  She had barely reached the age of 41.

I had personally watched everyone in my family fade to zero, but she had been the … Read full post »

"Did you ever make a call you didn't intend to make while your cell phone was in your pocket or your purse? Perhaps you've been on the receiving end of such a call. "


This was Bluestocking Babe's Open Call I got in in my Inbox this morning.

Saturday is a… Read full post »

                                       Trost's OC:  No BS 25

The Laugh first...You need to… Read full post »

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SEPTEMBER 24, 2010 10:35AM

Gay Penguins May Never be Scholastic Book Mascots


When my son Sky was in elementary school, all he wanted to do was be a mascot for Scholastic Books.

He longed to wear a Clifford the Dog, or Franklin the Turtle costume for the annual book fair. He loved to read, and I never censored anything, nor did the… Read full post »

While I work on my online business I always flip back and forth to Open Salon. I had no idea what to do today with the site down. This is what I tried to do:


I tried to watch the A &E DVD called "Buried Alive", but I cannot figure out the… Read full post »



So what do you do when your unemployment runs out? What do you do when you can't seem to find a job?

In my life I have re-created myself many times. I have worked for other people for only seven years of my life. It is not… Read full post »

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To my dearest children, their spouses, and my friends.

Here are some things you may not have known about me. Maybe you do not care to know. But my darlings, you know me, you are going to hear them anyways. I have no secrets, and my life is an open… Read full post »

First it was Atkins, then Cabbage Soup, then low fat, then low carb. When celebrities use their status to promote their views, everyone follows them.

Gwyneth Paltrow is a huge human megaphone on all things "food" these days. Her blog called Goop spreads her love with weekly emails.

Now she is… Read full post »