Archive for February 25th, 2010

The Purpose of Pleasure

The Purpose of Pleasure

I recently read a remarkable book by Margaret Atwood called Oryx and Crake. Without giving too much away, one of the characters creates a race of post-human beings that are, according to him, more perfect creatures than humans. One key characteristic he designed into these new creatures is that they don’t have sex for pleasure. […]


Are Writers More Likely to Get Migraines?

Are Writers More Likely to Get Migraines?

Lately on Twitter I’ve noticed a lot of people talking about their migraine headaches. I’ve been getting a lot of headaches lately too. Today it dawned on me…these people are all writers. Every one of them. Is this a coincidence, or are creative people more likely to get migraines? I’ve been getting migraines since I […]