Fifty years backsliding as a UU might also be an apt title, or fifty years “and all I gave them was. . .”. Some may remember Andy Griffith’s comic line, “what it was. . .was football”. Del Carpenter hopes to be able to say “what it was. . .was meaningful” or “what it was. . .was spiritual”. And definitely some of it was meaningful, spiritual growth.
The title words were borrowed from Forbes Magazine, the thoughts were inspired by an eclectic group of sources. If we think of the life we lead as a product, how well are we doing? What are the results of the “venture capital” (resources) invested in you or me? Did we cross the boundary from being a resource sponge to being a productive asset? How do we know.