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    October 7th, 2013


    Dedicated to improving the quality of life for those living with respiratory complications, RespirTech has a singular focus and a commitment shared by each of their team. That same commitment and vision inspired Warren Warwick, M.D., and Lee Hansen, MPH, to develop the technology for children with Cystic Fibrosis at the University of Minnesota.

    Visit the RespirTech Web Site for more information about RespirTech’s inCourage® System designed for simple, effective airway clearance therapy for patients with a wide range of conditions including Cystic Fibrosis (CF), bronchiectasis, and COPD.

    AATW Animation

    Enjoy this newly created animation for Awake At The Wheel as a family man drives his truck through the political landscape.



    AATW Exit

    State Line

    You can view the entire animation by clicking here. (Or save it to your desktop. Right-click the link and select ‘Save Link As…’ Total file size = 6.3MB)


    The phrase is Latin, and loosely translated it means “Whether or not you ask for Him, God is present.”


    Lockton Motorsports

    Providing insurance for the HDPE, racers, collectors, and track owners.

    Contact them at locktonmotorpsorts.com or at 1-866-582-4957 for a quote.

    Awake at the Wheel at Speed – Watkins Glen, July 2013

    Awake at the Wheel in action! All photos courtesy of TrackTime.










    MDTS Threat Recognition & Management Skills Training

    The MDTS Threat Recognition & Management Skills course provides students with the skills necessary for dealing with violent criminal assault, before it happens. Avoidance when possible is always the best strategy but avoidance is predicated upon one’s ability to recognize potential danger. This course emphasizes realistic and effective pre-engagement tactics based upon an in depth understanding of how criminals operate. We must understand the problem, before we can develop solutions. Through a series of situational awareness drills, verbal challenge, physical boundary setting, defensive response to sudden attack & basic unarmed skills training, students learn a simple, effective and retainable method of unarmed personal protection. An emphasis is placed on understanding how criminals assault citizens. Strategies presented enable the citizen to negate criminal assault tactics through verbal challenge and/or direct action (pre-emption). This course is suitable for men and women of any age or physical size/stature.

    When: Monday August 19th, 2013

    Where: Crossfit Mohawk Valley
    9647 River Road
    Utica, NY

    Course Topics/Modules of Instruction:

    • The Combative Mindset
    • MDTS Contact Plan of Action
    • Understanding Criminal Assault
    • The Importance of Initiative
    • Recognizing Pre-Assault Signs & Cue’s
    • Verbal Challenge & De-escalation Skills
    • Physical Boundary Setting
    • Evasion & Escape Tactics
    • Direct Action Drills (Pre-emption)
    • Instinctual Defenses & the Default Response
    • Physical Tools & Striking
    • Generic Anatomical Targeting
    • Escapes from Common Grabs & Chokes

    Equipment List:

    • Comfortable clothing or duty uniform
    • Note taking materials

    Note: Contact us today if you would like to host MDTS at your range or come to us here in the Mohawk Valley region for one of our Practical Combatives Courses. We have range and classroom facilities available that can accommodate large groups (12+), semi-private (2-4) or private training (1 on 1).

    For More Information or to Sign-up

    MDTS Training


    Crossfit Mohawk Valley

    Also, download a copy of the brochure here.

    Go Love Yourself

    Natalie in her mom’s awesome hat.

    Natalie in her new mom's awesome hat.

    Natalie's awesome hat.

    Dr. Davin endorses WINX as an alternate form of therapy for sleep apnea

    The Winx® Sleep Therapy System is an innovative treatment option for adults with mild, moderate, and severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), designed without the inconvenience of a mask.

    For additional information, see the Apnicure – Winx Therapy System web site to understand how the system works and to determine if it’s right for you.

    Dr. Davin & AATW believe all driving should be high performance driving

    Day One
    Saturday, October 7
    Session One, 10:00 am

    I was concerned that the track would be wet, so I took it easy the first session, plus I didn’t want to screw up in front of everybody like I did earlier this year at Seattle. My instructor David Davin thought there were parts of my technique that were very good, namely my line, but there were problems. My steering inputs are too jerky and my braking is too tentative. I can tell that this is going to be my biggest problem this weekend. David told me as we exited the track, “You’ve got the apex and corner exit nailed, but you’re not coming off the brake smooth enough on corner entry. The front of the car comes up and you compensate by turning in too early.”

    The car ran well. The engine was perfect, but I’m a little worried that having it in 4th at 5000-plus rpm down the back stretch for so long might hurt the engine by the end of the school. Toward the end of the session, I experiment with shifting into 5th at the beginning to the back stretch. I’m not going fast enough to need it now, but by Sunday I know I’ll be wishing I had practiced the shift earlier. David told me to shift into 5th in the esses. There is just a split second when the car is straight when you can do this! If I’m late on the shift, the car will be upset and there’s a real risk the car could swap ends. I’m going to have to work on this, but it’s easy to forget when you’re climbing up the hill so fast! On the way into the pit area, I get my tire temperatures and pressures measured by the Kenny Brown crew.

    Read the whole article: Thunder At The Glen

    The Hippocratic Oath

    I swear by Apollo, the healer, Asclepius, Hygieia, and Panacea, and I take to witness all the gods, all the goddesses, to keep according to my ability and my judgment, the following Oath and agreement:

    To consider dear to me, as my parents, him who taught me this art; to live in common with him and, if necessary, to share my goods with him; To look upon his children as my own brothers, to teach them this art; and that by my teaching, I will impart a knowledge of this art to my own sons, and to my teacher’s sons, and to disciples bound by an indenture and oath according to the medical laws, and no others.

    I will prescribe regimens for the good of my patients according to my ability and my judgment and never do harm to anyone.

    I will give no deadly medicine to any one if asked, nor suggest any such counsel; and similarly I will not give a woman a pessary to cause an abortion.

    But I will preserve the purity of my life and my arts.

    I will not cut for stone, even for patients in whom the disease is manifest; I will leave this operation to be performed by practitioners, specialists in this art.
    In every house where I come I will enter only for the good of my patients, keeping myself far from all intentional ill-doing and all seduction and especially from the pleasures of love with women or men, be they free or slaves.

    All that may come to my knowledge in the exercise of my profession or in daily commerce with men, which ought not to be spread abroad, I will keep secret and will never reveal.

    If I keep this oath faithfully, may I enjoy my life and practice my art, respected by all humanity and in all times; but if I swerve from it or violate it, may the reverse be my life.

    Hippocratic Aphorism

    Life is short, and Art long; the crisis fleeting; experience perilous,
    and decision difficult. The physician must not only be prepared to
    do what is right himself, but also to make the patient, the attendants,
    and externals cooperate.

    Syracuse Model


    Renown photographer David Lorenz Winston’s ‘Solitude’ is shown here. The branching of the tree is symbolic as it’s branching is similar to airways seen in a lung.


    David was kind enough to let me use the image here, but please feel free to visit his site at davidlorenzwinston.com for this and many other wonderful photographs.