One benefit of my indecisive moods is that when avoiding decisions, I read more. This week? An Episode of Sparrows, by Rumer Godden, recently reissued by the New York Review of Books. Children in post-war London steal dirt from a public park to try and grow a garden; it's Rumer Godden at her unsentimental best. Just look at the great books revived by the NYRB. (I strongly recommend "The Wind on the Moon" for pure nuttiness.)
I also read Kate Thompson's The New Policeman, about a young Irish musician who tries to find out why there never seems to be enough time. I didn't love it as much as An Episode of Sparrows, but it was well-written and a fun read.
Here's one sure way to tell that you're spending too much time on the computer. Between each chapter of The New Policeman is the music for a traditional fiddle tune. Realizing that I hadn't loaded the music composition software on this computer, I thought about downloading an update; that way I could play the fiddle music and know the melodies. Suddenly, I remembered:
THERE'S A REAL, HONEST TO GOODNESS PIANO in the next room.
It needs to be tuned, but, still.