In June, I’ll be going to Washington, D.C. for a conference, National Leadership Exchange and Conference (by the National Center for Creative Aging). Along with doing an overhaul on the WhatGodDoes website, I’m also building a website for Alzheimer Chronicles, Inc.
What is Alzheimer Chronicles, Inc.?
Perhaps you recall a series of blogs about a collection of short stories by people with Alzheimer’s, framed in my observations and commentary. I called it Invisible Poets, and started a Kickstarter campaign for funds to have it printed in bulk. Although the campaign was by no means a flop, it failed to reach the goal, and consequently no one has the Invisible Poets book. Since I believe everything happens for a reason, I did not give up on the idea of sharing the stories of this segregated portion of the population. I shelved the idea for a while. Now, it’s off the shelf again, and it is evolving into something that I think will be much more exciting and meaningful than reading a book.
Why AlzheimerChronicles.com Went Away
The website I built previously, AlzheimerChronicles.com was hosted by a company that, unlike DreamHost (which is awesome, BTW) did not bother to send me a domain name renewal. It looks like someone from China or Japan got ahold of it! I can’t pay $5,000 to get the domain name back, so I’m creating a new website, InvisiblePoets.org.
Instead of unveiling it all at once, I decided to give anyone interested a chance to engage in the website design process by offering feedback and suggestions. That way, I can adjust the direction I take it, if necessary. I hope to have the site completed mid-May. You are welcome to follow the progress and take part in the discussion.
— Alice Dean Spicer (@AliceDeanSpicer) April 14, 2014