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Tourniquets are Back

A Point of View

David H. Fauss, M.S.M.

On May 16, 2019

Category: Getting the Job Done, Getting Through Life and Work, Life Outside of Work, Magnus, Magnus Insights, Magnus Research, Travel

I spent a recent Saturday morning taking a first aid class offered by an area hospital, in conjunction with the national campaign organized by several organizations, such as Stopthebleedingcoalition.org (search #stopthebleed to find a link). I attended the program to learn things I hope I never need to know or use. I’ve always been a […]

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Another View

Melissa Pigott, Ph.D.

On May 16, 2019

Category: Getting the Job Done, Getting Through Life and Work, Life Outside of Work, Magnus, Magnus Insights, Magnus Research, Travel

The only thing I know about tourniquets is the song, “Tourniquet,” by Breaking Benjamin. I don’t share David’s zeal for being prepared, particularly when learning about being prepared occurs early on Saturday morning, at a hospital. David is more prepared for every situation than anyone else I know. Regardless of the situation, he is ready […]

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Be ready/stay packed

I have traveled far and wide for most of my life. When I was a child, my parents and I went on numerous cross country vacations, with the 2 to 3 week road trip we took every summer being the highlight of my year. In between, we regularly traveled in Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina, […]

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Ready, set go. A great motto for road warriors or even beginning ones. Travel, for business or pleasure, is stressful enough even when using tried and true techniques to reduce the stress, such as being ready to go at all times. I’m not talking about those who have a bag with them in a car […]

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Hotel Fires Reveal Personalities

I have been traveling for work, and, therefore, staying in hotels across the USA, for many years. I have lost count of the number of nights I have spent in hotels, however, I know this number must be in the thousands by now. I have a “been there, done that” attitude when it comes to […]

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Melissa’s travels for work are far greater than mine, yet, on one occasion, she and I were together when the fire alarm sounded. Fortunately, we were in a much warmer climate and our response to the alarm had the benefit of learning from her prior experience. We dressed for the weather, which though warm, was […]

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We can find Another Driver, but we can’t Replace Me

On a recent Sunday morning, David and I, along with a Magnus staff member, were on the way to the Miami airport for a very early flight to the destination where our research project was scheduled the next day. We always try to arrive on site the day before our research projects, due to the […]

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The adage “the show must go on” is one for which we can prepare, but the reality is that, without the lead singer, it won’t be the same. Clients pay considerable amounts of money for the presence of our “lead singer.” (Well, actually, Melissa is a bass player who is happy to be in the […]

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Plan B isn’t All Bad

Plan B carries a connotation that it is second best and, therefore, less desirable than Plan A. I guess it is, by definition, but that’s a bad rap as sometimes Plan B turns out just fine. Sometimes, it’s probably better. A few weeks ago while in a somewhat unfamiliar small town for a trial, Melissa […]

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I have a luggage tag that says, “I live my life according to Plan B.” I have found that life isn’t always as neat and tidy as I would prefer. Because of the nature of my job and its ever changing priorities due to fluctuating trial dates of multiple attorneys, I have learned to go […]

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If things can go well, they will

I have a button pinned on the inside of my well worn briefcase I carry on research days that says, “If anything can go well, it will.” Notice that it says “well,” not “wrong.” I have found that, by focusing my energy on positive forces, instead of fretting about all of the negatives in life, […]

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Being positive beats its alternative – pessimism – in many ways. Though, in other posts I’ve noted having one or more “Plan B.” For me, that is not because I think something is going to go wrong. I know it may, but I’m positive that we can overcome most obstacles if we approach them with […]

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Have favorite things

I try to approach life with a sense of curiosity and wonderment. I also like to have fun! My dad instilled a sense of curiosity, wonderment, and fun in me early in my life. During our family’s dinner time, Dad would ask Mom and me what we did that day, as well as what was […]

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I’m not quite as big a favorite thing person as is Melissa; I sometimes have difficulty telling her my favorite song or similar detail from a concert. Even in RUSH shows where the songs, and visuals, compete with each other, it is difficult for me to pick a favorite. I have some favorites, like my […]

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Most Fun Concerts: RUSH concert “Hi Melissa”

A Point of View

Melissa Pigott, Ph.D.

On September 11, 2018

Category: Business Partnerships, Getting Through Life and Work, Life Outside of Work, Travel, Work-Life

The first rock and roll concert I attended was in 1972, when The Looking Glass, with the hit song, “Brandy,” performed at Fort Myers Middle School. Since then, I have attended hundreds of rock concerts. (There was a period in April, 2018, when David and I saw 20 bands over an 11 day period; we […]

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Another View

David H. Fauss, M.S.M.

On September 11, 2018

Category: Business Partnerships, Getting Through Life and Work, Life Outside of Work, Travel, Work-Life

I guess you could say that, for Melissa, RUSH was an acquired taste. We probably all have them, but I liked them from when I first heard The Spirit of the Radio. Melissa reports that I’m a huge fan, but as she has now come to understand, fan appreciation for RUSH is on a sliding […]

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5 Most Fun Things We’ve Done: A Day in Morocco

A Point of View

Melissa Pigott, Ph.D.

On September 4, 2018

Category: Business Partnerships, Getting Through Life and Work, Life Outside of Work, Travel, Work-Life

This final post about the 5 most fun things David and I have done is about our weirdly fun day in Morocco. David and I went to Spain, to visit our friend, Dr. Linda Foley, who was teaching psychology at the U.S. Navy base in Rota for a year. While we were in Spain, we […]

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Another View

David H. Fauss, M.S.M.

On September 4, 2018

Category: Business Partnerships, Getting Through Life and Work, Life Outside of Work, Travel, Work-Life

I don’t know what I expected when we boarded a ferry one early morning in Spain for the relatively short crossing to Tangier. I don’t know what I’d expect if I did it again because it took us to a place so different and unfamiliar than any place we’ve ever visited. The boat was nothing […]

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5 Most Fun Things We’ve Done: Goodyear Blimp Ride

A Point of View

Melissa Pigott, Ph.D.

On August 28, 2018

Category: Business Partnerships, Getting Through Life and Work, Life Outside of Work, Travel, Work-Life

Among the 5 most fun things David and I have done together is riding in the Goodyear Blimp. Oh boy! Most people will lives their entire lives without ever getting to ride in a blimp or a zeppelin, but David and I have had the privilege of riding not once, but twice, in the Goodyear […]

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Another View

David H. Fauss, M.S.M.

On August 28, 2018

Category: Business Partnerships, Getting Through Life and Work, Life Outside of Work, Travel, Work-Life

The humming engines of the blimp are unmistakable to those who have heard them with some frequency. There is a difference in the blimp we rode and the current “new” blimp or, more accurately, zeppelin. Watching them fly from the ground is thrilling – seeing how something so big is controlled is pretty amazing. Before […]

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