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.”

” Oh… it’s Just You!”

Dear Reader: I sometimes have to laugh at the irony of the on-going debate over wearing masks! Personally I like them-don’t have to worry with make-up-just simply put on a mask and go… and it has been recommended by health … Continue reading

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” The End of Words”

Dear Reader: I am slowly beginning to realize that I am not in control and never was. How easy it is to forget that on the grand time-line of life we humans are late-comers to the party. Yet don’t humans … Continue reading

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Creating Moments of Joy

Dear Reader: A major God Wink yesterday… a book that helped me with mother’s journey into dementia arrived by Amazon yesterday from Brookie- right after we hung up ! The latest new edition of Creating Moments of Joy. perfect timing … Continue reading

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The Moods of Twilight

Dear Reader: Today Twilight is my favorite time of day. There is nothing more serene than watching a sunset and listening to nature preparing to end another day with the animals and birds final sing-off of the day. If I … Continue reading

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Learning to Breathe Again

Dear Reader: I think one of the most emotionally challenging situations in life is losing a loved one mentally before physically. The loved one is there … but simultaneously not there. It is like looking at and listening to a … Continue reading

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Meeting Them Where They Are

Dear Reader: The phrase ” meeting people where the are” has gained in popularity the past few years. What does this expression really mean? It means ” bridging the gap between your own expectations and where the other person is … Continue reading

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Finding Time for Happiness

Dear Reader: One of our greatest challenges in life is finding inner happiness. It isn’t that we don’t know how to find it…we simply don’t make time for inner happiness, contentment and joy. We know what to do… we simply … Continue reading

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” It’s all Guess and by Golly”

Dear Reader: As luck would have it… I texted Anne yesterday and asked what she thought happened with the weather prediction of a 70% chance of thunderstorm and pouring rain. She responded: ” ” By guess and by golly” I … Continue reading

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Daily Delights

Dear Reader: Every day when we wake up the possibility of a memorable daily delight awaits us… the secret… being open to the prospect that it exists. Ross Gay came upon this same conclusion about a year ago and decided … Continue reading

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Why Can’t Weeds be Flowers too? Actually They Can!

Dear Reader: If you are a Lowcountry gardener… the most challenging time of the year has arrived. How to keep the spring/ early summer plants alive! It ” ain’t” easy! Overwater and you get root rot, under water and you … Continue reading

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