Hello, my name is Tim Baze and I live in Alton, IL. I have worked for Alton for thirty-three years. I have been married to my best friend, Gayla, for thirty-years and I have a wonderful daughter, Ashley. I am a recovering alcoholic. I have been sober now for two years and when I was going to my AA meetings they told me I should write down some of my thoughts, that's when my poems started coming about and there is some powerful words in this little book. The poems have helped me with my recovery and I hope they help you in the same way they helped me.