My conversations with Cheddar are not confined to the house or backyard. They occur during our walks in the forest, in the park, and during the running of our many errands. On these outdoor adventures, our talks cover many non-walk subjects, but every park and forest conversation includes the weather, squirrels, cats and dogs and their owners, trees, and other vegetation. Cheddar has contributed greatly to my knowledge of the outdoors and canines.
CHASE’S CREATURES COLORING PAGES is a 64-page book complete with 30 bordered pages of creatures. Each page is perforated, allowing you to easily remove the creature from the book so you can color in comfort and even frame and gift your finished masterpieces. On the back of each page is an area for you to write your name, the date, and medium used on the creature. The back cover features colored creature examples from winners of The Chase’s Creatures Coloring Contest.
“Monochords,” by Yannis Ritsos, is a book of one-line poems, which he said should do three things: 1) be a poem in itself, 2) be the start of a longer poem, and, 3) reflect something of importance to the poet. I decided to try a few. After writing a set of 20, I decided to try another 20. That grew to 100, and then 180. And then 365. This book is the result. My interest was to master the form and say something of interest to the reader. Thank you all for looking into these. —Tom Hogan