A few fleeting thoughts about these maps:
- I notice that the two states in which I lived the longest, Washington and Minnesota, are among the safest. Coincidence? I think not.
- I have driven across North Dakota and Montana and Idaho. Those bloody dark colors do not lie, although they and Wyoming are also among the more thinly populated states.
- What’s going on in the deep South? Those are places I’ve rarely visited, again suggesting the importance of my talismanic presence.
- Of course, everyone in Europe must be better drivers than most Americans. Or, possibly, they are sensible and don’t drive as much.
- I am intrigued by the mysterious vast empty space in the North Sea. Is it possible that a hidden land mass lurks somewhere in the open ocean there?
- Avoid Wyoming at all costs.