Becketwood Cooperative
An Active, Independent 55+ Community of Owners in Minneapolis

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Tourism and the Environment

by Carol Spearman, Becketwood Member    Having participated in the first world conference on “Tourism: A Vital Force for Peace” (1987) and having spent much time examining the positive and negative aspects of tourism since then, I question the benefits that will arise from increased leisure time and the present pattern of subsequent travel activities […] Read more

GIANT Bubbles:  Child’s play, adult hobby, or science project?

By Peggy Ryden, Becketwood Member   Who doesn’t remember the magic of bubbles as a child? Bubbles were great summer fun with readily available ingredients found at home. Today, bubble science has also become a serious adult hobby, with a listing in the Guinness World Records: The largest outdoor free floating soap bubble has a […] Read more

Fun Facts About Native Bees

by Naomi Jackson, Becketwood Member Since Minnesota now has a state native bee, the rusty patched bumble bee, this seems a good time to introduce you to the rest of Minnesota’s native bees. Many native bees, including the rusty patched bumble bee, are endangered owing to habitat loss, pesticide use, and disease. The more you […] Read more

What’s The Score? (What’s Your Carbon Footprint?)

by Rowland Joiner, Becketwood Member The world soccer cup for women is being played in Europe. Maybe we are not all crazy about that but I am interested and rooting for England, which hopes to win this championship. World Cup USA 13 goals     Thailand 0 The American women were superb. No one has ever scored […] Read more

Residence Rivals: Becketwood vs. Svenskavood

By Sven (as found by Howard Bergstrom*), Becketwood Member Ever since it became known that Lena had divorced Ole and had married me, I have often been asked to elaborate about this. You may recall that Ole moved to Svenskavood, following the divorce. After a few years, Lena and I paid down with our trailer […] Read more