Posts by Harriet

Pregnant Pause

August 16th, 2013

Tootzyop Classic: This post originally ran on November 1, 2011. When I was in my early twenties I decided that I didn’t have to think about having kids until I […]

Coming Home

July 15th, 2013

Once a year my husband and I make the long journey east to my birthplace to visit my family. The old roads and neighborhoods where I used to endlessly pedal […]

Evolve Or Die

June 19th, 2013

Researchers have discovered that the cliff swallows of southwestern Nebraska have done something extraordinary. Over the span of 30 years (just a blip on the evolutionary timeline) these birds physically […]

Vivien Maier’s Secret Passion

May 31st, 2013

In the age of social media and over-sharing, it’s almost unheard of to not promote yourself as someone worth getting attention. That’s what makes the story of Vivien Maier so […]

Caring In A Crisis

May 13th, 2013

A few months ago a friend emailed to inform me that her husband had a stroke and was in intensive care. I immediately went into a panic, wondering what could […]


April 19th, 2013

I just got home from a two-night getaway with the hubby. Within 20 minutes after walking in the front door, still in the blush of post-vacation bliss, I was on […]

When I Grow Up

April 3rd, 2013

I like to think of myself as pretty youthful for my age, but some days I wonder who the hell I’m kidding. More and more I’m noticing the undeniable effects […]


March 21st, 2013

I have a confession to make. I have a crush on Justin Timberlake. Yes, I’ve recently discovered what millions of pre-pubescent girls knew back in the 1990s: that JT is […]