This book is a collection of six reflections in prose and sixty nine poems written by Charles (Chuck) A. Romstad and edited by his long time friend John E. Huegel. The poems are grouped under the following headings: Loosening the Knot, Memories of Earlier Times, Portraits, The Beginning the End and in Between, Am I My Brother's Keeper?, Amen!, and Aging. All of Chuck's poems in free verse. Some are gusty, others are melancholic with a sprinkling of sadness, but all come from his heart. Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881) the Scottish essayist and historian, wrote "There is no heroic poem in the world but is at the bottom a biography, the life of a man." This is certainly true of Chuck's poems.