Monthly Archives: December 2012

Goodbye 2012 , Hello 2013

The year started out with a concert that my cousin Tim and his wife, Kris, were able to attend with Ronnie , I and several friends that live out of state. I really enjoy Tim’s company. He is hilarious and … Continue reading

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My Beautiful Nalla Passed Away

December 23rd at 11:07pm my best friend Nalla passed away from a heart attack. Nalla was my Christmas present from Ronnie 16 years ago.

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A Letter From My Daughter Ali

Dear Mom, We have had a great weekend together and I really want you to know how incredibly happy I am that you are in my life now in a healthier way then ever before.  I am so amazed by … Continue reading

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Apologies to My Friends

Before I started this blog, many of my friends, colleagues, and even some family members had no clue about the other side of my life — the dark past I kept buried so my children, as well as I, could … Continue reading

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Keyshia Cole: Family First?

Since I started writing my blog, many followers have emailed me asking when am I going to talk about Keyshia Cole and her relationship to my son. As many of you know, Keyshia Cole is a famous celebrity with an … Continue reading

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Christmas, Duckworth Style

At this time of year, almost everybody is busy shopping and preparing for Christmas. We were very busy this week, too, but things are different for us this year. For the last nine days, we’ve been taking care of our … Continue reading

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Protected: The Rise and Fall of Portland Trailblazer Kevin Duckworth

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Aloha Oe, Hawaii

For all the unfortunate circumstances and traumatic experiences in my life, there have been just as many blessings and wonderful experiences. Some of my best times have been simple pleasures — spending quiet time with my husband and children, when everyone was … Continue reading

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Dark Clouds, Silver Linings

This has been a rough week (which is why I haven’t posted a blog until now). I have been experiencing intense, constant pain on the left side of my body. I think the pain is due mostly to sitting all … Continue reading

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Bye-Bye, Bloodsuckers (Or Don’t Let The Door Hit You On The Ass On Your Way Out of My Life)

The last few days I have been doing what I call an inventory of myself. One of things I’ve been evaluating is my friendships and relationships, especially with certain people I’ve befriended and been associated with over the last few … Continue reading

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