This afternoon I discarded extraneous papers from my office and was surprised at the number of boarding passes I have accumulated over the past few years. The boarding passes (and these are only from the flights from which I had kept the boarding pass) of accumulated flights since 2006 covered my desk nearly two deep. I have discarded them all now, tickets to Alicante, Akita, Bali, Bangkok, Barcelona, Cagayan de Oro, Caticlan, Cebu, Chicago, Dalat, Dallas, Davao, Dubai . . . Haneda, Hanoi, Hiroshima, Honolulu, Hong Kong, Lanai . . . Orlando, Obihiro, Phuket, Sapporo -- the destinations roll off the tongue, and out of my memory too.