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Becketwood’s Secret Weapons

by Maura Kolars, Becketwood Staff I love flowers—all kinds and every color. With a degree in Horticulture, I immersed myself in learning about flowers while in college. I completed an internship at Bachman’s Floral on Lyndale, working with expert growers in the greenhouses and seeing so many things come to life—red poinsettias, cheerful pansies, delicate […] Read more

One Carbon Footprint

by Rowland Joiner, Becketwood Member And a little child shall lead them Well, she was only fifteen when it started and she is less than five feet tall. Greta Thunberg, Swedish schoolgirl, has swiftly become a household name, alongside her slogan Skolstrejt For Klimatet. (Say it out loud if you cannot immediately translate it). First […] Read more

Dynamic Duos Defeat Winter Doldrums

by Carol Masters, Becketwood Member Very different but equally energetic pairs of musicians warmed us as January approached its coldest days. Sister and brother Emma and Jacob Taggart, in a return appearance at Becketwood January 10, excited the audience with their ardent musicality and flying fingers. In a performance that included 19th century classical composers […] Read more

Martin Luther King

(Assassinated on April 4, 1968, in Memphis, Tennessee while supporting the strike of garbage workers in that city)  By Hilvie Olstrow, Becketwood Member Poetic Fragments I Let us learn love from the man Who stood above the puny prejudices Of both black and white, Who towered o’er the clan! Now one, fierce fumbling finger On […] Read more

My Garden on My Furniture

By Dee Schaefer, Becketwood Member On a cold January day, a reporter from the St. Paul Pioneer Press called me. She had been assigned an article based on interviews with city gardeners about what they did in the winter. Taken by surprise, I knew that I had nothing original to say. Like many others, I […] Read more