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.”

Love Can Be Murder

Dear Reader: Over the last three days both Anne and Cindy have excitedly “messengered” me to let me know that while we wait for Louise Penny’s latest detective book to arrive August 27 (the 15th in the series)…Penny has taken … Continue reading

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Let Your Heart Be Your Guide

Dear Reader: “When you are going through something hard and wonder where God is…remember the teacher is always quiet during a test.” I have never forgotten this quote that I heard sometime during my teaching days. It has brought me … Continue reading

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Don’t Tell People Your Dreams…Show them!

Dear Reader: Telling people about your dreams without ever doing the necessary background initiatives/work to make them real is like trying to keep my sun coleus plants from toppling over on my antique planter…I love it but the frames has … Continue reading

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“I See You, I Honor You, and You are not Alone”

  Dear Reader: I had saved this poster from one of Kelly Rae Robert’s art works for several months on my desk top without ever using it…and now I know why…the perfect time had not arrived. I finally took the … Continue reading

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When an Imaginary Place Jumps From a Book into Reality

Dear Reader: I love my little reading angel…when I first got her she was supposed to be outside because she had a  solar panel and batteries….but neither seemed to work and I didn’t want her getting weathered- looking so I … Continue reading

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Those Special Days that Come…”Just Out of the Blue!”

Dear Reader: “Ask and you shall receive.” You might remember in yesterday’s blog post I sent out a call for anyone who might be returning to the Community Cultural Arts (Public Works) Building to please let me know since I … Continue reading

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Little Seen Lunar Luminations

Dear Reader: My garden, originally started out as a moon garden…one of the reasons that I planted moon flowers around the entrance gate and on my front porch for the first two or three seasons. After some trial and error … Continue reading

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