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


BIASED, a Review

By Joel Mortenson, Becketwood Member One way to think of your brain is as a categorization machine. It makes associations and comparisons and says this fits here and that fits there. As a species survival tool it was good to know that a wagging tail was friendly and bared teeth was not. We are continually […] Read more

Make-Believe Minnesota State Fair

Display by Barbara White, Becketwood Member Our Members, along with most Minnesotans, are feeling the loss of the Minnesota State Fair this year. At Becketwood, we are lucky to have the endless creativity of Barbara White to help us imagine being there in person. Please enjoy this short video as you pretend you are shoulder-to-shoulder […] Read more

The Chapel Garden: Observations and Conversations

Photos and text by Dee Schaefer, Becketwood Member     Windflowers Hemmed in by formal, clipped boxwood, you spring anemones toss your white faces and yellow hearts into the wind. Quietly swaying, you move above jagged, dark-green foliage. Ungovernable, undisciplined, and playful, you brush the stiff border.     Blue False Indigo Birds, butterflies, and […] Read more

The Sheltering Arms Mystery, Part 2

By Iric Nathanson, Becketwood Member This is Part 2 of a series. If you missed it, you may read Part 1 here. Chapter 4  Undercover When Jocko Delaney arrived at Sheltering Arms for his weekly update with Ethel Lings, a tall gangly man in a black T-shirt was with him. “Miss Lings, this is Norbert […] Read more

The Sheltering Arms Mystery, Part 1

By Iric Nathanson, Becketwood Member We are posting Iric Nathanson’s latest discovery as a two-part series.   Watch for Part 2 in our next post. Editor’s Note Several years ago, when I was researching the history of the Sheltering Arms Orphanage at the Minnesota Historical Society, I came across a journal entitled Brick House Days. It […] Read more