Judy Epstein

Judy Epstein

378 Articles

A Look on the Lighter Side: Which one will we feed? Fear or unity

Just as I embarked on writing this week’s column, I heard the news of yet another atrocity — the worst

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A Look on the Lighter Side: My ultimate group — my writing group

For many years, I wandered the suburban wilderness alone, without a book group. I wanted to join one.  But, being

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A Look on the Lighter Side: Exodus … Or Bust!

For the Egyptians, it was locusts, but we had termites  - a slow, endless stream across the kitchen floor to

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A Look On The Lighter Side: Here’s the real back-to-school list

By now, everyone with a school-age child is probably dizzy with back-to-school lists.   But the person who really needs

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A Look on the Lighter Side: Lost in the jungle, from Smurf to Z

Editor’s Note: Due to a production error, the end of this column did not appear when this column appeared last

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Lighter Side: The phone book, the duke, and the banana crisis

It was the height of festivities at the Luddite Club’s holiday party. Co-founder George led the toasts: “Let’s hear it

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A Look On The Lighter Side: Some tips for watching the OCD Channel

I watch television to relax. The trouble is, it’s not always so relaxing. Especially if you’re even the slightest bit

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A Look On the Lighter Side: Are you smarter than a microwave oven?

According to a recent article in the New York Times, a stampede of smart appliances is heading toward the homes

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A Look On The Lighter Side: When you need a little help with car trouble

Out here in suburbia, it’s very hard to live without a car. But sometimes it’s hard living with one, too.

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A Look On The Lighter Side: The view from inside a pandemic paradox

A Look On The Lighter Side The view from inside a Pandemic Paradox When I was a child, the worst

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A Look On the Lighter Side: The wolves at Democracy’s door

  Last Wednesday, it felt like 9/11 all over again. I was watching a huge crowd of Trump supporters surrounding

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A Look On The Lighter Side: Time traveling to a calmer summer

I put my thinking cap on this past weekend and tried to comment on recent events, but the sudden rush

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A Look on the Lighter Side: Empty nest? What empty nest?

All year, since our youngest went off to college, people have been asking my husband and me how we like

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A Look on the Lighter Side: The twelve days of tasting new foods

Someone on the radio, the other day, was explaining how to teach children to like new foods.   It was

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A Look on the Lighter Side :A day in the land of ambiguity

I woke up this morning when the alarm went off.  It went on and on; it almost drove me crazy,

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