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Dear Mister Floyd

by Kate Tucker, Becketwood Member DEAR MISTER FLOYD in pandemic times we learn that breath is everything look what we risk to keep it flowing in and out of lungs to feel it cool the nostrils to feel the breastbone rise to trust how it finds its way and feeds the blood in pandemic times […] Read more


By Carol Bechtel, Becketwood Member I am in the midst of an obsession right now. If you peered into my apartment, you might not be able to tell, because here I am with journal, phone, or book—but really, I am in England. I am on an imaginary trip to England, which is mostly a reliving […] Read more

Pollinator Resources and Notes

Healthy Planet, Healthy Plate series: By Carol Masters, Becketwood Member Editor’s note:  This blog is being re-posted from July 2017. Please see the addition and note below.* It was such a joy to meet Becketwood folks June 14.  Thank you so much for having me!  I mentioned a number of resources and wanted to share […] Read more


By Ingrid Stocking, Becketwood Member Where shall I go for food and what will I do for my mood   Onion skin hands from too much washing Witches’ hair wild from never cutting Untouchable face — too many germs unkissable lips, unhugable arms unbearable news — too many dead bodies yellow-haired creature at #1 leading […] Read more

Then and Now: Creating New Normal

By Ann Lovrien, Becketwood Member In 2012, I lived alone in rural Kenya for three months. As I was initially shown my little house, Mary, my African mentor, took note of my concerned facial expression. She offered, “You’ll get used to it.” She was right. The dramatically unfamiliar environment became familiar. The daunting conditions became […] Read more