Thoughts from a Dane in Stockholm

Sunrise as seen from the window in our kids room. Further north and further east than Copenhagen, Stockholm is sunnier and has longer days in the summer and shorter days in the winter. Copyright Frederik Jensen.

I’ve decided to start blogging.

Two and a half years ago, my wife and I decided to move from Malmö near Copenhagen to Stockholm, about 600 km to the north east. New job, new house, new city, new friends. Only the family stayed the same.

As my FaceBook feed were strangely full of people I hadn’t seen for a long time talking about stuff in a far away city, it wasn’t a big step to delete my FaceBook account following the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

Then Google+ died. While mostly lurking, I did enjoy following posts about RPG game design and US politics.

Still needing to fill a morning commute with the odd reading, I started subscribing to The Guardian and to follow blogs in the WordPress community. Plus of course chatting with my wife and a few close friends about daily trivia and global events (Trump, Brexit, Climate Crisis etc).

Now, after finishing the last major home improvement project on the backlog — and as I’ve found myself on garden leave after a series of changes to management at my previous company — I have time at hand to engage with a larger audience.

I expect I will mostly blog about game design, software development, and politics, with the occasional reflection on how it is to be a Dane in the Capital of Scandinavia (1).

I hope you will enjoy reading and leave a comment or two once in a while. Let me know if there are topics you are curious about.


  1. Obviously, Danes and Swedes do not agree on which city is the capital of Scandinavia.

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