Slices of Life

Slices of Life

Jill Pertler is an award-winning syndicated columnist, playwright and author of "The Do-It-Yourselfer's Guide to Self-Syndication." More columns are available at the Slices of Life page on Facebook.

Vacation foibles

We’d been looking forward to the week for months. We planned and packed and prepared to play. The months of waiting became weeks, the weeks became days and then it was here — vacation!

A meaningful reward

Never underestimate the power of a single piece of paper, especially if the paper in question is a (genuine and authentic) certificate.

New Year traditions

New Year’s Day is perhaps the most celebrated holiday around the world. There’s a universal appeal to newness, so the first day of a new year is a natural cause for a party.

Holiday maladies

It’s the ho-ho-holiday season and the big guy in red has some bad news about the state of affairs regarding Rudolph, Frosty and the rest of the North Pole crew.

Gift-giving guidelines

’Tis the season — to shop for gifts for friends, family and others who deserve a wrapped present as defined by the rules of political correctness.