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


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

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