My Memorial Day at a Concentration Camp

by JoslynChase, June 7, 2021 in Learning, Travel

For Memorial Day, I took off work to spend the day with my husband, exploring the beautiful countryside and points of interest. We started out in the morning by hiking up to another ruined castle, but decided an appropriate way to spend the afternoon would be to visit the concentration camp at Flossenbürg. What a […]

Finally…my jaunt to a German castle

by JoslynChase in Challenges, Travel

I’m so happy to report that I finally got out into the countryside and hiked to a German castle! Many of you know something about my challenges over the last several months. It’s been a grueling year for just about everyone, and I was by no means spared—stranded for over a week in the desert […]

More traveling in the time of Covid

by JoslynChase in Challenges, Travel

We are in the grip of a worldwide pandemic, many locations are in lockdown, and we’re all suffering from restrictions on personal freedom and movement. Yet I’ve crossed the Atlantic three times in as many months and I find it ironic that I’ve done more traveling in the time of Covid than I normally did […]

Travel in the time of Covid

by JoslynChase in Challenges, Travel, Writing

Bringing you the update on my whirlwind move to Germany. Travel in the time of Covid is not as easy as it used to be pre-pandemic. After 48 grueling hours on planes, buses, and automobiles, we finally arrived at our destination in Germany…only to be relegated to a hotel room for a two-week quarantine in […]

My whirlwind move to Germany

by JoslynChase in Challenges, Opportunity, Travel

About four years ago, we moved to the Puget Sound area from southern Germany. Lately, I’ve been wondering if a move back to Germany might be on the horizon, but when it firmed into reality it hit with startling swiftness and coincided with a lot of other major events in my life. Not to mention […]

Two top books to read while under quarantine

by JoslynChase in Challenges, New Release, Reading, Suspense, Travel

For most of us, life has taken a radical turn in recent months. As a writer, I’m pretty reclusive anyway, but now it’s extreme. I haven’t left the house since February except to walk or jog in the neighborhood and surrounding hills. My husband still goes out to work one day a week, so he […]

The Voice & The Power of Story

by JoslynChase in Storytelling, Travel

A couple of years ago, my husband attended a week-long business conference in the beautiful resort town of Garmisch, Germany. I was thrilled to be going along with him. It was early spring, great weather, and I had all kinds of plans to go hiking, exploring the quaint village, riding the cable car up the […]

What I did on my summer vacation

by JoslynChase in Reading, Travel, Writing

I remember how, when September rolled around and it was back to school, the teacher always gave a writing assignment on the topic of how we spent our summer vacation. It seems I’m feeling nostalgic, because I want to share the highlights of my late summer trip with you. In a recent email to my […]

Story triggers a time machine

by JoslynChase in Learning, Story Power, Storytelling, Travel

What if I told you there is such a thing as a time machine and that story is what fuels it? Stick with me for a few moments and I’ll explain what I mean. Remember story problems in math class? Some students love them, and some hate them, but either way they are an important […]

Pressing Reset in the Wenatchee National Forest

by JoslynChase in Challenges, Learning, Travel

If you’ve ever had an experience that allows you to step back from your daily rush of tasks, unplug, and look at the world through new eyes, you’ll understand how much I appreciated the few days I spent this week at Camp Prime Time. Camp Prime Time is a jewel of a place, tucked into […]