Urban Walking (Galway, Dublin, London, Paris, New York, Miami Beach, Lucknow)

Music: Stevie Wonder; Sharon Shannon, Mundy & Galway City; Bagatelle; Pet Shop Boys; St. Vincent; Billie Holiday; Jan Hammer; Divya Kumar Latest brainpizza newsletter is on Urban Living and Walking (Galway, Dublin, London, Paris, New York, Miami Beach, Lucknow) Preview Most Humans Now Live in Towns and Cities Most humans now live in towns and cities… Read More

Rich, +Asshole Syndrome; Productivity; How to Write Fiction & Non-fiction; Reduce Your Chance of Death

Burgess anticipates Brexit (1989); bumble bee flight paths; Diana Krall Rich + Asshole Syndrome; Productivity Time; How to Write Fiction and Non-fiction; Reduce Your Chance of DeathBurgess anticipates Brexit (1989); bumble bee flight paths; Diana Krall Lots of #brain and #behaviour – newsletter signup @ brainpizza.substack.com or directly here #walking #springiscoming #goodbye2020 #productivity #dublin #100daysofwalking… Read More

A view across the bay…

Dublin by day, from the plinth on Killiney Hill Lots of writing – sign up for my newsletter @ brainpizza.substack.com or via link in bio #100daysofwalking #springiscoming #goodbye2020 #dalkey #dublin #ireland #killiney #goodbye2020 #hello2021 #dublinbay #plinth #newsletter #writing #brainpizza #writersofinstagram #brainhealth #newsletter #signup View this post on Instagram A post shared by Shane O'Mara (@shanewriter)

Will Self, Walking; Corporate Bullshit; Enjoyable Daily Living; Science of Learning; Covid Vaccines, by the Numbers; Mesmerising Origami Samurai Warrior

Music: Curtis Mayfield; Melody Gardot This newsletter edition: Will Self on walking; preventing corporate bullshit; what we humans do all day long; the science of learning; vaccine efficacy numbers; origami samurai warrior. And music from Curtis Mayfield and Melody Gardot. Get the full experience here. or sign-up below:

David Bowie; Harmless Hiker; Resilient Brains; Worrying Virus

Bowie; Harmless Hiker; Resilient Brains; Worrying VirusMusic: Wild Is The Wind; Lazarus; Blackstar Full newsletter  at brainpizza.substack.com #DavidBowie #hiker #florida #covid #brainfog #nipah #nipahvirus #attackrate #brains #resilient #resilience #memory #emotion #attackrate #brazil #manaus #newsletter #walking #nightwalking #100daysofwalking #springiscoming #goodbye2020 #hello2021 #deathto2020 #writersofinstagram #writing #writingcommunity #wellbeing #newsletter #signup #brainpizza

Central Park Walking; Good Boredom; Status Anxiety and Mafia Bosses; Daft Beliefs; Oldest Institutions

Let’s go for a walk in the park – Central Park, NYC: In an interview with Kaitlyn Zafonte of Central Park Conservancy, I discuss the benefits of walking in nature, even if you live in urban setting. And is there anywhere more urban than New York? (Yes, of course – lots of places have higher urban… Read More

Top 2020 posts: Orwell (+ copyright); Let’s Walk; Sleepy Secrets; Covid Brain Fog; Brain Training; Cities

Here are the top five most popular posts of the past couple of months since I started this newsletter – if you enjoy the small, medium and large slices of writing at BrainPizza – consider sharing or subscribing. There’ll be lots more writing coming in 2021… and 2021 is going to be a better year than the one we’ve… Read More

John Le Carré through a psychological lens

John Le Carré has died, aged 89. He was around for so long, and so productive with it, I had the sense he could go on forever. Many pieces have appeared extolling his brilliance as a writer (e.g. this, and John Banville here). I only recently really started reading him seriously: I’ll focus a little here on some psychological… Read More