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 your book first comes out please note that only a few of your inner circle will realize that you don't have leprosy. Always carry around a card that says you are indeed healthy, as friends and family seem to dissappear like rats on a sinking ship when your bookRead full post »


A Fictitious Marlowe and Sam Crime Story with Real Live Photos Taken Last Week...





"Sam, what do you know about a guy named King Photo?"

"Never heard of him. Who is he Marlo… Read full post »





I started out to write an innocent article about 29-year-old Sarah Butler from the UK who collects My Little Pony figures. Butler doesn't have a dozen or two like I did, but has an astonishing 1,000 plastic ponies reported to be worth over $31,000. Now that's a lot… Read full post »

What are the chances of ever seeing something like this on American television? I would say nearly impossible in most places at this point with states battling back and forth on even allowing gay marriages and rights. 

What would happen if it happened in front of tens of  thousands of Ameri… Read full post »



The video above was posted on Youtube December 17th, 2010, and received over 4 million hits and over 108,000 comments. There were over 107,000 anonymous remarks on this 12 year-old girl's video; one of many similar videos by children as young as 10 that are asking the same… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 29, 2012 10:53AM

Suicide- Inner Voices that Carry

I awoke from a deep medicated sleep by voices laughing behind the hospital curtain. The nurses were chatting at their desk and I silently wondered if I knew any of them that might come in and give me a kind word. Suddenly I heard the voice of my former obstetrician and… Read full post »
FEBRUARY 23, 2012 12:43PM

Just Another Day in Druggie Paradise

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                               Thursday, February 23th, 2012

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It must be February because Open Salon’s Luminous Muse and his Musette are back in the Bay area for their annual visit. The three of us get along so well we were asked to leave a local sushi restaurant yesterday because they needed to close after the aRead full post »

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"I will keep watching for you Valentine!"




"I will be green eyed forever if you choose anyone else to be your Valentine!"




"I've got my eye on you Valentine!"



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JANUARY 20, 2012 12:45PM

At Last- A Tribute to Etta James

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For years I have noticed the sign of this old hotel towering in the Oakland sky. Was this the Hotel California that the band The Eagles sang about? The building on the cover of the album was actually the Beverly Hills Hotel and was not even related to the album.

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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 »

Linda now blogs Monday to Friday ON THIS SITE.

My photos can be SEEN HERE

 When a ride on a Ferris Wheel was better than spending hours on the internet.



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Linda now blogs Monday to Friday ON THIS SITE

My photos can be SEEN HERE


                          Happy Holidays to my OS friends

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 rocky3    On the last Saturday of every month in the late 70's my store in Ottawa Ontario would be filled to the brim with customers looking for the exotic in wear. Corsets, platform shoes, barely there underwear and French maid costumes. For a month or two I was kin… Read 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 »

OCTOBER 6, 2011 11:02AM

"I Want to Put a Ding in the Universe!"



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An elderly blind woman named Etta taps my hand lightly as I sit next to her at the bus stop.  She tells me the world has been a  dark place most of her life and asks me to tell her what I see.



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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




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                     Linda misses everyone and now blogs here



   From a Perfect Tango to a Lone Tap Dancer- 9-11 Thoughts


My good friend Jack Heart commented..

"9/11 asRead full post »

 Linda has sadly left Open Salon- she now blogs here..

Never ever forget how much I love you.




I love the Japanese and all their innovations, but are their virtual music stars too much for the music industry? Their first virtual pop star was… Read full post »

Anyone that knows me personally knows how much I love the Amish. In a heartbreaking moment this week I read that an Indiana Amish man has been arrested for sending 600 text messages along with lewd images to a 12 year old girl.


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Fox News reported Saturday that a Catholic Charity called the St. Patrick Center refused "wing money"  from the local Hooters restaurant chain in St. Louis, Mo. The restaurant with the "barely there" clad waitresses was all set to donate 10 percent of all proceeds June 16 to the organization th… Read full post »