I’m No Superstar

I’m No Superstar is a blog for people like me who want to make a difference in the world but know they aren’t activists. Each post contains a social action idea that most of us could do, a book that’s worth reading, or a link to a website that offers other ideas. Oh, and it’s all introduced by a sometimes quirky story from my life.

Giving thanks for Habitat

I like my  house and I am happy to be living in it. I am thankful for the jobs that allow us to pay the mortgage. (I would say I am not thankful for all the equity we lost in the last house and maybe now in this one, but it’s Thanksgiving time, so I

Well, That’s a Deep Subject

“The hurrier I go, the behinder I get” is one of those “Amish” sayings you find on trivets sold at tourist traps here in Lancaster County. There are days (weeks? months?) when I feel the sentiment is true. I let things slide (like timely blog posts, for instance). The magazines I receive go in a basket

I Can’t. Really?

How often do I make excuses for why I can’t do something for the world? I am easily overwhelmed by the immensity of the problems. Really, what kind of difference can I make anyway? Take the Haitian earthquake and the new cholera epidemic, for instance. I don’t have any medical skills, and I don’t do

Déjà Vu

Ever since Ashlee won the whole series of Little House on the Prairie books in her first month with us, she has been fascinated with Little House. We got the first season of the TV series and have been watching it together. Last weekend we arrived at an episode called “Plague” about the spread of

The Power of One

Charlie’s only 7. But the Haitian earthquake deeply affected him and he wanted to do something. So he decided he would ride his bike around his local park and ask people to donate for each lap, with the hope of raising £500, the equivalent of about $761, for UNICEF. So far Charlie, and the publicity


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