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.”

“The Pause That Refreshes”

Dear Reader: Coke used “the pause that refreshes” as one of its many advertising campaign slogans over the years and it is a good one. My diet coke does refresh me when I need to take a pause…and my 2018 … Continue reading

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We’re Alive…We Have a Shadow!

Dear Reader: As I walked through the garden yesterday morning…I spotted this adorable little “Daisy Falls” osteospermum”…a fairly recent addition to the horticulture world. It is an African daisy…and sometimes regarded as a weed in Australia…they love early and cool … Continue reading

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“Where Does the Light Go When the Candle is Blown Out?”

Dear Reader: Long before the invention of electricity… when candle light and fires were the only lights to be found at night…medieval mystics wondered and pondered the question in nightly darkness… “Where does the light go when the candle is … Continue reading

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Filling Our Heart with the “Right Stuff”

Dear Reader: Many of you have probably seem all the news about the problem with finding Valentine’s most popular candy…NECCO’s Valentine wafers with conversation messages on them. (As you can see from the title picture…NECCO has kept up with technology…encompassing … Continue reading

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Almost…Almost…Almost Complete – Hutchinson Square

Dear Reader: Yesterday was so absolutely gorgeous…it literally took my breath away! There was not a cloud to be seen in the bluest of azure skies…it felt more like a typical late October blue than a February one.  With little … Continue reading

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The Different Shapes and Sizes of “Sermons”

Dear Reader: Saturday morning I got a call from Mandy inviting me for supper and a spend-the-night over because John was trying out his new waffle toaster for a  breakfast brunch the next morning. Eva Cate got on the phone … Continue reading

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“Pockets of Joy”

Dear Reader: Yesterday Kate-Wolfe-Jensen’s post theme dealt with creating pockets of joy in our daily lives. She reminds us that we need to stop and record mentally when something makes us feel joyful so we can experience it again… if … Continue reading

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