mapping my travels

Nichinan, Miyazaki, 2018.07.29

A fourth typhoon is upon us today. The Boy and his grandfather and I tried to go fishing but the rain moved in only ten minutes after we arrived. So I made this map of my travels in Japan.

Michael's travels in Japan
Michael's travels in Japan

As the legend states, the colors mean:

I hope to be back to fill in the rest, some day. This stated because it turns out I've been to nearly as many prefectures as my mother-in-law. My father-in-law, however, has me beat: he's been to all but two!

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(In which I leave the final word to someone else.)

One day you will take a fork in the road, and you're going to have to make a decision about which direction you want to go. If you go one way, you can be somebody. You will have to make compromises and you will have to turn your back on your friends. But you will be a member of the club and you will get promoted and get good assignments. Or you can go the other way and you can do something [...] for yourself. If you decide to do something, you may not get promoted and get good assignments and you certainly will not be a favorite of your superiors. But you won't have to compromise yourself. To be somebody or to do something. In life there is often a roll call. That's when you have to make a decision. To be or to do.

-John Boyd, US Air Force