Adela Crandell Durkee

I come from a family of storytellers. Being a little more introverted, I put pen to paper. First published at the age of six, I have a few small pieces published and yearn for more. I live in Illinois with my husband George. Within driving distance are my four children and bonus sons and daughters through marriages. I have my eleven grandchildren, one on the way, and three cats to keep me hopping after a full days work at the office. Add my vegetable and water garden in the backyard, and you could say, "I have it all!"

: Dear Mother Nature: You are drunk. Love, Me.

Health Secretary Nominee Sylvia Mathews Burwell: Would a Man's Appearance be Criticized This Way?

So if you haven't heard yet, my friend and Office of Management and Budget Director Sylvia Mathews Burwell was nominated for Secretary of Health and Human Services, replacing Kathleen Sebelius. It's a huge, demanding, pressure-filled responsibility, and Sylvia's experience and skills are a very good fit for the position....more
I agree with you about the cowardice behind many comments.   That said, she does look a bit ...more

3 Reasons to Catch Up on 'Continuum'

Are you a fan of Continuum? If not, I'm here to convert you. First, check out this extended preview of season 3, episode 1. It's from Showcase, the Canadian source of the show. The series is set in Vancouver. It appears on SyFy in the U.S, where season 3 just began airing. ...more
I'm a fan, too.  Loved it from the beginning.  I especially like the non-lethal weaponry that ...more
: I'm very tired of wearing winter boots. If spring would arrive for reals, I'd be very happy to put my damn boots away for a few months
: Need congestion relief. ASAP. #IHateToday
: Maybe I'll ditch FB for Chatter today. I hate April Fools.
: Dream't about work last night and it was surprisingly accurate and not that usual odd dream like work fraught with stress and angst.
: So proud of my "bossy" little girl. (all grown up.)

Can We Talk About 'The Good Wife' Yet?

Please note, this post will contain spoilers. Big spoilers. Spoil. Alert. Further, it will talk about spoiler alerts and about participating on social media during television viewing. So this post contains a lot of spoiling. And alerting.  ...more
I saw the title of your post yesterday.  Just enough teaser that I couldn't go to bed before I ...more
: Oh, yay, snow!