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 […]

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, […]

Holiday Party Time

Company holiday parties are usually loaded with alcoholic beverages.  I’m sure most of you have heard stories about or witnessed drunken co-workers at a holiday party.  If the company does not limit alcohol consumption and you do not feel responsible enough to moderate your alcohol intake, ask if someone could help you secure transportation to […]

Did You Get New Bracelets?

I don’t know about you, but this style of bracelet would not look good on my wrists.  If you do not like the look, the 6-A Model of Alcohol Abuse in Offenders can help you avoid this.   Hopefully, you survived Black Wednesday aka Thanksgiving Eve, Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and the Saturday and Sunday before Cyber […]