Author Archives: Becky Dingle

About Becky Dingle

I was born a Tarheel but ended up a Sandlapper. My grandparents were cotton farmers in Laurens, South Carolina and it was in my grandmother’s house that my love of storytelling began beside an old Franklin stove. When I graduated from Laurens High School, I attended Erskine College (Due West of what?) and would later get my Masters Degree in Education/Social Studies from Charleston Southern. I am presently an adjunct professor/clinical supervisor at CSU and have also taught at the College of Charleston. For 28 years I taught Social Studies through storytelling. My philosophy matched Rudyard Kipling’s quote: “If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.” Today I still spread this message through workshops and presentations throughout the state. The secret of success in teaching social studies is always in the story. I want to keep learning and being surprised by life…it is the greatest teacher. Like Kermit said, “When you’re green you grow, when you’re ripe you rot.”

Getting Off the Stage…

Dear Reader: Mollie’s mom, Marcia, flew down from New Hampshire to be with Mollie and the family with the arrival of Eloise to help out. (Next time Marcia…get  a contract that defines the term “help out.“) She and Mollie had … Continue reading

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Which Way Do You Want the Dust to Settle?

Dear Reader: The past couple of days have been filled with medical appointments…and I am glad today is a “freebie”…any day that I don’t have an appointment is a good day for me. In one waiting room I overheard a … Continue reading

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When was the Last Time You Saw God?

Dear Reader: I am so glad I decided to go back and re-read Louise Penny’s detective series…because I realize now I was reading the books so quickly the first time around…in my eagerness to discover “who dunnit” that I missed … Continue reading

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Learning From Nature About Life Changes…

Dear Reader: In the midst of a depressing inspection around my yard and garden yesterday…I learned a valuable lesson. Every time I look out my side window now…all I see are brown fromes dragging the ground and driveway…All the plants … Continue reading

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Intuition is a Lonely Path…but the Right One

(Neil Wade Photography– *This hauntingly beautiful photo, depicted in my own personal imagery, matches exactly what the path of personal intuition must look like…darkness with flickers of lighted hope) Dear Reader: No…I am not suffering from short-term memory loss…I do … Continue reading

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A Garbage Free Day…

Dear Reader: Like many other residents of Summerville… I was wondering if the garbage would ever get picked up again. It wasn’t just the snow/ice storm delay…our neighborhood garbage was never picked up the whole week before the storm, then … Continue reading

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Letting our Intuition be Our Compass

Dear Reader: I, personally, think one of the greatest losses in modern civilization is our loss of personal intuition. The dictionary defines intuition as: the ability to understand something immediately, without the need for conscious reasoning; an instinctive feeling.  For thousands … Continue reading

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