Whenever you travel, be sure to bring your ongoing composition or arrangement with you. You always have the best of intentions by leaving it all behind on vacation or that visit to your parents, but then when you have some down time and you kick yourself because you get those shakes or cold sweats because you just need to write. You don't need to bring everything involved in your new project, like my family does on each vacation: musical instruments, golf clubs, sewing kits, change of clothes for a month, etc. Just something. So, do your musical self a favor and bring a project to work on. No need to go "cold turkey."
Dr. Michael Kearns
Musician, educator, husband, father, web designer ... my life is like a mosaic with each piece vying for my attention.