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.

A Vision for Your Future

At what age do we begin to wonder if there isn’t something more? 30? 40? 50? Have you hit the place where you begin to wonder if your career—whether you pursued it as feverishly as a foxhound or simply fell into on the way to somewhere, or nowhere, else—is worth the trouble? Would you ever

Is My Charity All About Me?

I am an addict. I thought I was still on a nonfiction-book moratorium. In September of 2013 I had over 60 nonfiction books in my to-be-read pile. I was determined not to buy any. I would not take any free books. I was determined to read one a week to get through them.  The good news is I

Are You Drifting from Your Mission?

I’m not much of a beach-goer. Could be that allergy to the sun. Or that my body doesn’t adjust to extreme heat (or cold, for that matter, which has made this winter brutal). And yet I do love bobbing in the ocean. One thing I remember about doing so is how often after spending an

Book Review: The Spiritual Danger of Doing Good

I rarely pass up a free book, especially when it comes from someone in the nonprofit world. I received an advanced reader copy of The Spiritual Danger of Doing Good by Peter Greer and Anna Haggard. I was thinking it would be similar to When Helping Hurts by Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert, because Greer is the president and CEO of HOPE


Have Carol Speak For Your Group

An accomplished and flexible speaker, Carol tailors her topics to fit the theme and timeframes of your meeting, conference, seminar or retreat.