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.”

When Everyday Life Becomes Our Prayer

Dear Reader: It has taken me a lifetime to finally get it! When we fully realize that self and Spirit are the same …just like what I sang at camps and youth retreats growing up…”We are one in the Spirit, … Continue reading

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Memorial Day…Moments of Reflections … Beginnings, Endings, and Family

Dear Reader: It is Memorial Day…just saying the two words conjures up different images and feelings for everyone. My brother Ben (Vietnam Marine- two purple hearts) said that this would be a tough weekend for him…too many images assault him … Continue reading

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Blending into Our Surroundings…

Dear Reader: I remember as a child loving to watch the nature programs on how animals blend in or camouflage themselves for protection from predators. Then there would be all kinds of cool examples like: moths, squirrels, sea creatures, flying … Continue reading

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A Caring Act of Kindness…

  Dear Reader: Receiving a note (like this one above in the title photo) makes anyone’s day brighter. We can all go on a world-wide hunt for hidden treasures of gold …but if I opened up a treasure chest and … Continue reading

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Being Grateful for What We Have and What We Can Give!

Dear Reader: “Big Red” (the geranium) decided it wanted to join in the Red Nose Day fun too. All the earlier blooms had fallen off the plant and new ones were already forming…but yesterday one bud popped open just in … Continue reading

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It’s Beginning to Feel a Lot like Summer!

Dear Reader: When one receives Mary Alice Monroe’s latest novel from (Amazon) UPS, especially when it is the sixth in the series of The Beach House sequels…you know summer has arrived…no matter the date…or even if Memorial Day Weekend has … Continue reading

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Showing Up for Life is the Bravest Thing We Can Do!

Dear Reader: How many times have we seen an elderly person or perhaps a physically/mentally challenged individual in a grocery store or at a gas station…doing something that for most people is routine and habit…until you see this particular fellow … Continue reading

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