Rocketships, Inc.

Writing about what I’ve learned

We Made a Boat

We Made a Boat

Last night we built a boat. It’s a viking burial-at-sea boat, and we’re going to use it in the funeral for 2017 on New Year’s Eve.

This is a tradition now. It’s traditional because I said so, and people agreed, and that’;s how a tradition starts.

The Order Form Controversy

I was impressed with my coworker the other day. At Japan Camera, we sell cameras once in a while, but more often we print out pictures of kids with Santa, family snapshots, calendars and festive mugs. Ben, the boss, shows up for a few hours a day, and Sue is my main...

Danish Residency Visas

When I started investigating how to move to Denmark, I gave myself a deadline of 6 months to my date of departure. That’s not because I needed 6 months to get ready, but because that’s how long I thought it would take me to fill out the visa form. Reading government...

Some books I read this year

I worked remotely this year. It's interesting. The flexible schedule and workspace is great, but the lack of interaction with your co-workers leaves you questioning yourself and your sanity. Communication has to be very proactive - you can't wait for someone to check...

Identity

In a conflict, it’s easy to lose sight of the fact that identity is fluid and constantly in motion. Some parts may be fixed, but others are negotiable. However, when your identity is threatened, you hunker down in self-defence and think of it as a single, immutable...

Japan Camera, Santa, and Danish modern design

I got a job! I’m working in a print shop. It’s called Japan Camera, and we do sell a few cameras, but it’s mostly about photo prints. I’ve been there for like 4 days now, and it’s legit so much fun. People come in for passports, I get to take the picture and retouch...

U2, Berlin, 2017

U2, Berlin, 2017

(skip to the part about the concert, if I'm too long winded for your taste) It was 1:00am when Odin and I finally got to some dinner, samosas in a little Moroccan restaurant next door to our hostel. The conversation was getting silly so I finished with “tak for mad”,...

Viking Biking

At five I knocked off work, ate some leftovers, and packed my bike on the car. I dressed up in the closest approximation of "serious cyclist" I could come up with - running tights, rain shirt, and hiking shoes - and secretly prayed that I would be late, no one else...