The Twilight of the In-Between

The lights twinkle in the darkness casting shades of red, blue, purple and green across the frosty rooftops. There’s a reverent stillness in the rich darkness that stretches out a little longer each night. The warm glow of the full moon will lead us closer to the winter solstice, where the daylight will become a... Continue Reading →

Come Visit Me in My New Home

The Old Lady in My Bones has moved! It has been a wild ride "flying with WordPress.com " for all these years, but now it's time for all my little birds to leave the nest and settle into their new home. Come visit at: jgchayko.com You'll find my blogs, latest publishing news and works in... Continue Reading →

One Year Later…

One year ago, my husband and I said to hell with Covid and decided to get married - so we did. One year later, we are celebrating our anniversary in a brave new world. The pandemic altered a lot of plans - travel, birthday parties, graduations, and weddings. We were forced to learn a new... Continue Reading →

Heatwave

It’s 2:00 am in the morning, and the fan has been on most of the night. The temperature reads 26 Celsius (78.8 Fahrenheit) in our apartment. The balcony door is open in the hope that a smidge of cool air might waft up from the ocean and offer some relief. A few hours from now... Continue Reading →

White Noise

Photo by J.G. Chayko It’s halfway through the month of May and the sun has made a reappearance after a few days of unsettled overcast weather. I get out of bed feeling the heat in my swollen fingers and shake the morning stiffness from my knees. It’s the one of the few mornings I have... Continue Reading →

Echoes of Hope

It’s a warm sunny afternoon, a week before the official arrival of spring. Wild crocuses and daffodils are erupting from the fresh soil, and the cherry blossoms have started painting neighbourhoods in a blushing pink hue. The birds are nesting and celebrating the arrival of a new season of hope and life in song -... Continue Reading →

The Thing About Mornings…

It’s an early Friday morning in February. The mild west coast weather has been draped in an arctic outflow. The white puff of my breath disintegrates in the cold air. It’s a chilly - 3 Celsius (26 Fahrenheit), and I’m sitting on my patio with a hot cup of coffee and taking in the morning.... Continue Reading →

Ripples Along the Surface

Just over a year ago, on December 31st of 2019, my husband and I returned home from our yearly getaway to Las Vegas, the last international trip we took before the world changed. At that time Covid was still a distant ghost in the headlines, something far away and across the seas. Shortly after returning... Continue Reading →

We’re Almost There…

The west coast windstorms swept in from the ocean drowning December in its usual cyclical trend. This year, the rain and wind seemed particularly heartless in the year we call 2020. When the rain stopped for a few days, the twinkling lights on houses and patios lit up the night sky, and filled the air... Continue Reading →

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