Wisdom and Wanderings

a dish of political and personal rants with a side order of curiosity

Category: Medicine

Syphilis and Creativity


Well, why not embrace the whole sex, drugs and the bookshelf vibe going on!

This really is quite an intriguing article. Doesn’t really say much about how the disease affects creativity – although it suggests that it urges a certain madness and morbidity –  but a fairly compelling look at the development of the sexual revolution(s) and the hidden secrets of the creative word (those secrets being along the lines of ‘dear Reader, I’ve been with one too many ladies of the night and my mind is going zany’)

Read it here.

Prozac and Creativity


From what I’ve seen in friends, I’ve always considered anti-depressants to be a sort of grey veil over reality, pushing the real issues under a fog…this is really interesting and well worth a read Link here