Heidi Isern

writer. thinker. whiskey drinker.

September 2014

Why We Should Relish Failure Like an Empanada

  “Man is not what he thinks he is, he is what he hides.” ― André Malraux Every six months my company puts on an event called “Stories” where designers go up on stage and tell personal tales about their lives. We sit on small wooden chairs and eat empanadas while watching our colleagues reveal raw accounts of their past loves, fears, and failures. Attendance has swelled over the years

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When ‘The One’ isn’t The One (and Marries Someone Else)

  Do you remember…when you thought you found ”The One?”   The One you wrote poems about at 3am because the butterflies kept you from sleeping. And eating. And all other human functions that disappear when infatuation invades your body.  You didn’t even poop for three weeks.   The One you’d have sliced off a limb for, if only to spend an hour by her side. After all, who needed

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