In writings from the 1940s to 1990s, Barrett shares a spiritual revelation while flying in WWII, his Holy Land 1963 visit, recollections of relatives, Shakespeare's use of the Bible, discusses a Civil War letter home, and a lovely glimpse of his early married life...among other things. Raised and married in Raleigh, NC, Barrett Wilson graduated from NCSU and Duke. He was in textile management before shifting into a Methodist pastor. He would return to industry and retire to Raleigh, continuing his researches into spiritual and intellectual life. Barrett chose his focus to build happiness during a conflicted age.