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Sweet Autumn Celebration

By Tracy Gulliver, Becketwood Member In 2016, Becketwood celebrated autumn by renting a cider press to produce our own apple cider. It was such a success, we held the second annual Apple Cider Day in 2017. Earlier this year, Bob Kirk, an organizer of the event, asked the workshop committee if they would consider making […] Read More

Becketwood Poets

by Jill Breckenridge, Arnie Johanson, Linda Back McKay, Becketwood Members Becketwood is so fortunate to have Members willing to share their labors and talents with the community. A recent poetry reading in the Windsor Room included widely published Members Jill Breckenridge, Arnie Johanson and Linda Back McKay, sharing moving, exquisitely crafted works. Drawn from varied […] Read More

The Ennea—WHAT?

By Jean Geissler, Becketwood Member I discovered the Enneagram in the late 1980s. Ever since, it has served me well. This ancient wisdom is a tool for transformation that helps me better understand myself and others, enriching relationships. This system of personality development is now taught worldwide, but 30 years ago it was known mainly […] Read More

A Perfect Start To Your Day? Maybe Not!

by Carol Spearman, Becketwood Member Most of us heard about the recent report that breakfast cereals and other food products contain glyphosate, including Quaker Oats. Many people consume oat products; physicians and dietitians recommend them as a good choice for breakfast, particularly for those with diabetes and heart issues. The American Heart Association certifies that […] Read More

My Artistic Journey from Pottery to Chinese Painting

by Vanjie Bratt, Becketwood Member Some of Vanjie’s paintings and pottery will be in the October Art Show in the Becketwood Galleries and Display Case. The photograph is in front of a Scandinavian hutch that she designed and had constructed. The flower garden Mother planted in front of our small 1888 farmhouse is one of […] Read More