Judy Epstein

378 Articles

A Look On The Lighter Side: When you need a little help navigating life

“I think you need an app,” the person told me. “A nap? Do I look sleepy?” I replied. “No, I

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A Look On The Lighter Side: If you’re happy and know it, what then?


I had just sat down in my favorite TV-viewing spot on the couch and bitten into a perfectly ripe apple.

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A Look On The Lighter Side: It’s a case of Mommy See, Mommy Do

There I was watching my husband stirring a vial of this, setting a timer for that, laying out test strips

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A Look On The Lighter Side: A love story about a Manhasset bar

If you want a nostalgic film that leaves you feeling good, drop by “The Tender Bar.” “The Tender Bar” is

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A Look On The Lighter Side: When you wish on a traveling star

I started making resolutions for 2022 when something weird happened. They started turning into wishes instead. Rather than “I resolve

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A Look On The Lighter Side: Finding the zest in my life

I have just been through a life-changing experience and I owe it all to---a zester. “A what?” said my spouse.

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A Look On The Lighter Side: My totally useless sentence collection

My brother and I have a contest going. We each try to collect the most useless utterance in the English

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A Look On The Lighter Side: Shopping lists provide window on the ancient world

It’s not often that shopping lists make history, but not so long ago that’s what happened in the Holy Land.

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A Look On The Lighter Side: What Sorkin gets right in ‘Being the Ricardos’

For much of the 1950s, fear of a terrible despot gripped our nation.  No, not Hitler, not Mussolini, not even

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A Look On The Lighter Side: What’s in a name? Some nonsense if you live with me!

Soon after our move to Port Washington, my husband pointed out one restaurant where he surely would NOT take me.

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A Look On The Lighter Side: What to do when you’re driven to distraction

This Thanksgiving season our family marked a new milestone: our son did all the driving to this year’s family dinner

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A Look On The Lighter Side: The best writing advice I never followed

Some years ago I attended a writing conference where Dave Barry, Pulitzer-Prize-winning colossus of the humor-writing field, gave a key

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A Look On The Lighter Side: Watch merry murder TV show with your Millennials

Ah!  The Thanksgiving-to-New Year's Day season. This is the window in time when any of your children who have achieved

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A Look On The Lighter Side: When TV advertising needs to get real

Generally, when we’re watching TV together, my husband and I get along. We long ago negotiated what he must watch

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A Look On The Lighter Side: Who’s really New York’s Bravest?

A Look On The Lighter Side Who’s really New York’s “Bravest”? Approaching Halloween, the scariest things around were the predictions

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