[links] Link salad runs quiet and deep

A reader reviews Mainspring Powell’s | Amazon thb | Audible ]

Writing advice from the wise Greg van Eekhout

The Ordering Game — How to order food at a diner. Bonus: photo is from a well-known Portland restaurant. (Thanks to .)

Bank walkaways in the foreclosure market — Weird stuff. Very asymmetrical social and economic decision making here.

The Quiet CoupThe Atlantic on how the United States economy has become a Third World institution.

?otD: Why is there no question today?

Body movement: 60 minute urban walk (hills!)
This morning’s weigh-in: n/a (traveling)
Currently reading: The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade by Herman Melville; Corpse by Jessica Snyder Sachs