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.”

Take a Moment Before You Open the Blinds

Dear Reader: Yesterday I heard from another blog writer named…Desi Videsh Me under the title of Indians Abroad. Presently she is either touring or living in Leuven, Belgium. I looked it up and it is quite beautiful…with one of the … Continue reading

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Trusting in the Flow of the Universe

Dear Reader: Seeing things the way they really are and coming to terms with our day-to-day reality can only transpire when we embrace acceptance. Yesterday morning when I walked into my Happy Room…the sunlight was shining in the window…lighting up … Continue reading

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The Meaning of Life Isn’t a Question for Someone Else

Dear Reader: If I were to go in search for the meaning of life…I think I would start it in my neighbor Vickie’s back yard garden…it is a tropical paradise and even in this heat (hot) wave it stays refreshingly … Continue reading

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The Role of a Lifetime

Dear Reader: I was never happier while teaching than when I was participating in an end-of the year school skit or acting out a story in the classroom…(since I rarely read a story…I told it.) The classroom was my stage … Continue reading

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A Day of Mystical Messages

  Dear Reader: Late yesterday afternoon I walked beside my garden to get to my garbage can in order to wheel it out on the street…today is pick-up day. As I strolled through… I glanced at the Confederate Rose and … Continue reading

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Make Yourself Useful…

Dear Reader: Mr. Lincoln, my favorite rose bush, did it again….It sneaked in another perfectly beautiful bloom and I never even saw the bud. (Lincoln always was a man of surprises.) I decided to cut the bloom immediately and put … Continue reading

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“Donkey Ears…Donkey Ears”

Dear Reader: As I was finishing up the fourth book in The Tour (Connor O’Shea) Irish series…one of the tourists read a famous Irish fable to one of the little girls on the tour bus…much to her delight. I experienced … Continue reading

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