Linda Seccaspina

The Tayles of Emileeeeee McPheeeeee

Linda Seccaspina

Linda Seccaspina
July 24
The Maiden of Death
When you wish upon a star
Linda's column can now be read in The Humm newspaper and online. My books "Menopausal Woman From the Corn" "Cowansville High Misremembered" and "Naked Yoga, Twinkies and Celebrities" now available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle >>>>>>>Profile Photo by Diana Ani Stokely GRAFIX to go>>>>>>>> Cover also done by Diana Ani Stokely GRAFIX to go.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> "Cowansville High School Misremembered" book is now out as a fundraiser for the school._______________________ ________________***Linda's writing can be read Monday to Friday on where links to her stories have been picked up by Time Online, USA Today and Huffington Post from other sites she has blogged on.She is also a contributor on Yahoo.....>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Linda's Photo's can be seen on: 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".

San Francisco- Thursday, March 31st.

I stand on the metal stairs that slowly move towards the beckoning blue sky. I can smell the food from the gourmet food truck vendors from Off the Grid. They gather at the Civic Centre every Thursday to become an extravaganza of food or an all out… Read full post »



Once upon a time in 1914 the San Francisco Armory was built with the intention of serving the population of the city. It offered swimming and sporting events such as prizefighting and served as a stronghold for one and all.



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Last week I wrote how Sweet Valley High and Nancy Drew changed my life and I will put the links on the bottom if you are interested in reading them.

     "And now, here's something we hope you'll really like!"


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NOTE: VariousArtists will also be writing about Nash the Slash and Iggy Pop today and so we've decided to crosslink.  

         Go check out the music man's blog page here! 


In 1978  my friends Bernie and Marion brought me to the no… Read full post »


For twenty odd years the "Lemony Snickets of Berkeley", who is actually the owner of a music store and a few other businesses, has kept a vacant lot out of spite. "Sam" actually keeps it empty to thumb his nose at his major competitor Amoeba Records across the street. Not… Read full post »

I know that some of you have some disco memories flowing through your blood somewhere and I promise I won't tell. These are photos that friends, customers and a few of my old staff sent me last week on Facebook.

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Over a year ago I had to make a life breaking change in my life. It was either blogging on Open Salon or spend 2 hours a day tending to my Facebook farm on Farmville. It broke my heart as my farm was a masterpiece in my eyes.


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APRIL 4, 2011 10:44AM

All Along The Watchtower

poly dress   As someone softly knocked on my door one day last week I looked through the peephole thinking it was a neighbour. Instead there were two women standing there with light blue prairie dresses and matching navy pea coats. Their smiles consisted of what I perceived as drug or cult ind… Read full post »

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I started this story last Saturday after I took pictures of homes that are now red and yellow tagg… Read full post »

Editor’s Pick
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.



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The hot news this week was that Natalie Portman did not perform a lot of the dance moves in the film "Black Swan". A catfight has ensued with accusations that some of the dancing done by Portman was actually performed by a dancing double, American Ballet Theatre soloist Sarah Lane.… Read full post »

Standing in the middle of Borders last Saturday I sadly watched hundreds of people grab books like they were on fire just because they were 20-40 % off. I felt sick and angry at the same time just like I did when my store Flash Cadilac Clothing closed after 25 years… Read full post »

britney      Linda sat and watched the 5 o’clock news last night and began her pity party once it was over.  Britney Spears had performed a free concert at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco yesterday and Linda was not there.


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sugaronsnow     Most Canadian children go through a traditional rite of spring as soon as they can say the word “maple”. Each year in the month of March they are either led by their parents or have to endure some god forsaken field trip to a sugar shack in the… Read full post »

A few weeks ago a California high school student visiting the Golden Gate Bridge on a field trip climbed over the railing, jumped and somehow survived the 220-foot plunge into the San Francisco Bay.

Most jumpers die with massive internal injuries, broken bones and fractured skulls. Some drown,… Read full post »

MARCH 23, 2011 10:47AM

It’s Not Easy Being a Smurfette !


I think that 60 year old Kirstie Alley said it all for me Monday night on “Dancing with the Stars”. Her exact words were,




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When I started to sell on eBay 12 years ago it was very debatable as what to call a handbag  to attract buyers. Some people called it a purse, bag, clutch and there are also specific names for each style.

Bucket, hobo, sling, satchel and of course the Kelly… Read full post »

MARCH 21, 2011 10:45AM

What's in Your Wallet? No, Really!

Each week in one of the glossy supermarket magazines they have a photo essay of what some “D list” celebrity keeps in their purse. Everything always looks so organized and of course the contents are nothing but high end and hip. I  would also like to make a wager that they… Read full post »


On Friday I was shocked and dismayed to see that Tink had "kicked back" with Scanner! He had already been here all week whining about his much needed toenail transplant. I gave him 17 dollars which was one dollar for each photo that he allowed me to take of him.Read full post »

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



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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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                           Some people have similar styles

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