Harriet Alida Lye

Living With It

I Tried to Cure My Insomnia by Listening to My Own Voice in My Sleep

Every night, I listened to a recording of my own voice repeating: "I will sleep so deeply tonight; I will have a restful night and wake up feeling awake and alert."
Harriet Alida Lye
5.25.16
Health

I Tried to Cure My Insomnia by Listening to My Own Voice in My Sleep

Every night, I listened to a recording of my own voice repeating: "I will sleep so deeply tonight; I will have a restful night and wake up feeling awake and alert."
Harriet Alida Lye
5.25.16
Stuff

The Cast of 'Gilmore Girls' Made Me Feel Normal After My Leukemia

I had survived a rare and aggressive form of cancer, but on the 'Gilmore Girls' set, I felt like a normal girl again.
Harriet Alida Lye
10.16.15
Travel

What It's Like to Live Inside the Legendary Paris Bookstore Shakespeare & Co.

I found a momentary home among the "Tumbleweeds" in the store that's given shelter to authors since the days of Joyce.
Harriet Alida Lye
9.26.15
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William Widmer Captures Life in Post-Katrina New Orleans with 'My Mississippi'

William Widmer has been photographing levee breach sites and taking a broad look at what the Bayou and New Orleans neighborhoods look like ten years after the storm.
Harriet Alida Lye
8.23.15
Stuff

A Mother, a Son, and Two Diagnoses

Joshua vowed not to tell his family about his HIV positive status. That all changed when his mom was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer.
Harriet Alida Lye
6.6.15
Stuff

The New Occupation of Paris

Immediately following the <em>Charlie Hébdo</em> shootings, more than 10,000 soldiers were stationed at "vulnerable locations" throughout Paris.
Harriet Alida Lye
3.8.15
Stuff

What Posing Nude Taught Me About Mortality

That it took me until I turned 27 to recognize my own mortality is ironic, considering that I was diagnosed with a never-before-seen combination of two strains of leukemia when I was 15.
Harriet Alida Lye
2.21.15