Birthday Celebrations

Written by Tonja Bagwell In a few days, it will be the birthday of my beloved and departed dad. One of my cousins and a long-time friend both share my dad’s birthday. With each year comes a new birthday.  Some people are not happy about birthdays. They don’t want others to know it is their […]

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day

Many people probably do not think of Patricius, the Apostle of Ireland or the Patron Saint of Ireland, who is better known by his namesake holiday.  Unless you are interested in the religious or historical aspects of Saint Patrick, you are probably more concerned leprechauns, shamrocks, parades, green drinks, green foods, green clothing, lucky gold […]

Time Management

Written by Tonja Bagwell Spring Forward is a great time to ponder the importance and value of time. Life seems to boil down to time or money. Either you spend time or you spend money. Either you lose valuable time or you lose hard-earned money. In some circumstances, a person loses time and money. No […]

An Unofficial St. Patty’s Day

Written by Tonja Bagwell Officially, St. Patrick’s Day is ten days from today on March 17, 2017. Unofficially, there were celebrations on Friday, March 3, 2017. This was known as “Unofficial St. Patrick’s Day” in Champaign, Illinois. The official holiday occurs during Spring Break for most college students. This means that college town businesses (specifically, […]

Serenity of Accepting Reality

Written by Tonja Bagwell There are many not-so-good realities that are beyond a person’s power to do anything about. Some people may persist and actually find a solution that changes their reality. Others may persist and become frustrated as they cannot resolve issues or force things or people to change. The key is knowing when […]