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


Sacred Places-Sacred Spaces: A Holy Week Pilgrimage to New Mexico

By Rick Weber, Becketwood Member We remember being humbled in 1964 when the Second Vatican Council pointed out that God calls people into a spiritual relationship through many, if not all, authentic religious traditions. Since that time we have tried to understand and recognize the values all seekers of this relationship bring to our common […] Read more

My Journey With Electric Cars

By Nancie Hamlett, Becketwood Member This is a story I love to tell! I began my journey with electric cars after seeing the film “Who Killed the Electric Car?” Powerful documentary. I purchased my first electric car in 2007, a Zap Xebra (pronounced “zebra” and you could even purchase a model with stripes!). It was a […] Read more

Armchair Activism

By Carol Spearman, Becketwood Member Many of us at Becketwood have been physically active in causes for much of our lives, perhaps at civil rights and antiwar protests. Some of us marched and others committed to action that led to arrest and incarceration. As we age our ability to be activists at the level of the […] Read more

Origami Tree

by Carol Masters, Becketwood Member Note: This blog was originally published in 2016, but we wanted to share it with you again! Did you know Becketwood’s Origami Tree turned 21 this year? Each year’s intricate ornamentation seems lovelier than the last. In the early years of its formation, Origami Minnesota members spent regular hours in […] Read more

Holiday Memories

by Dee Schaefer, Becketwood Member  Dee delves into her holiday memory bank in search of past celebrations as she contemplates a quiet COVID-19 season.   A Winter Solstice: The Longest Night A smoldering log glows dimly in my neighbor’s fireplace. His freshly cut Frasier Fir welcomes hand-crafted straw birds. Swedish candles on sturdy branches radiate […] Read more