Shara Feld


Day 2 in Telluride – still inspired by the snow-capped mountains hugging the valley and icy snowmelt rivers and streams criss-crossing hills and valley floor.

It’s the perfect setting to get outdoors and play some games.  While I initially was hesitant about the learning value of games, I quickly discovered that I love games.  It’s fun to immediately bond with your teammates that share a common purpose, to strategize, and test how successful your strategies were.

By this point, we’ve played the domino game and teeter-totter.  Domino Game: can 2 people set up a domino pattern, where one person sees the pattern and can talk, the other cannot see the pattern or talk.  Variation on round 3: both can talk.  Teeter-totter: get 7 people balanced on a beam across a cinder block.  2 people remain off the beam and can observe/instruct.  Eggs… Continue reading

Doing Better

“How could you let this happen?!” The thought raced through my head as doctors and nurses examined an ever-worsening Lewis Blackman in the series of events that led to his death.  As the information was presented in the video, it was exceedingly clear that the prognosis was getting worse and worse.  And yet everyone who cared for Lewis appeared to only see the snapshot of their interaction, decide that he was within normal post-operative ranges, and manage the symptom in isolation.
Watching the video, we can clearly see the heartrate trending upward, pain progressing to non-operative areas, failure to take in food or water.  It is easy to see the result of months of chart synthesis and be alarmed that the warning signs were ignored.
Yet perhaps the warning signs were not readily apparent.  The information was synthesized clearly for the audience, yet was unlikely to… Continue reading
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