Journey of Hearts – A Self Funded Venture
For more than 10 years now, the Journey of Heart website has been a self-funded venture. Grief is not a popular topic and is also not one that is readily recognized, funded nor has it been one that reimbursed for physicians.
To date, the entire operating costs of the website as well the estimated thousands of hours to write, design, host and maintain this web resource, have been donated by myself and my husband as our gift to the grieving Internet community.
Since we’ve been self-funded with the Journey of Hearts site, out of necessity to minimize costs I’ve scoured the Internet looking for freely-available or low-cost options to some of the proprietary programs and web tools.
Necessity the Mother of Discovery
Plato is credited as saying that
Necessity is the mother of invention.
I think for many of us who spend a lot of time online, without a lot of resource backing–early website owners, small business owners and the typical adjunct professor–that
Necessity is the Mother of Discovery.
or perhaps a corollary
Lack of funding is the Mother of Discovery.
Online Ed Resources I compiled some of my favorite online education resources in a permanent blog page on the Ruminations Blob the Online Ed Resources page.
This is an evolving list of resources from applications to list serves that I have found online to use when teaching online classes or taking online classes.
The page includes the list of resources that I’ve also recommended to colleagues.