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Trees and Thanksgiving

By Wayne Tellekson, Becketwood Member Becketwood has beautiful trees. According to Jeff, we have 596 of them. But unfortunately this winter 29 are scheduled to be cut down. Almost all of them are Green Ash and the cause is that dratted beetle! From almost any window in the building there are beautiful trees. We have […] Read more

Thanksgiving Prayer

By Linda Back McKay, Becketwood Member (d. 9/17/2019) Acrobatic swallows tasting the day and the river itself. The light of my lamp, the people I have held in my arms, the ones yet to hold. All the old ones embraced by the earth and young ones entranced by the sky, any moment of justice. One […] Read more

Three Tips for REAL ID

by Angela Bohmann, Becketwood Member As you may have heard, effective October 1, 2020, a standard Minnesota driver’s license will not be sufficient identification to board a domestic flight in the US. A passport will be sufficient (and is necessary for international flights), but if you want to use your driver’s license as your ID […] Read more

Eight Years Evolution Of The Martini Salon

By Doug Herron, Becketwood Member A martini is my favorite alcoholic beverage, so eight years ago when walking by the gazebo on a warm afternoon, I was seduced by the sound of ice being shaken in a metal canister. Inside the pagoda savoring his drink and smoking a smelly cigar was John Fenn. I asked […] Read more

Four Headlines and a Funeral

By Carol Spearman, Becketwood Member Within one week, I read four disturbing headlines that led me to some distressing conclusions. Two of the headlines were recent and the second and third ones were from prior years, but re-posted because of their current relevancy. Headline # 1 – Unique Hair Testing Project Reveals High Levels of […] Read more