We are just back from a tour of the canyons of the Southwest w/various Dai members and it was astonishing. But as Mr. Dai noted, re: wide, open spaces, you can see how Dubya and Deadeye Dick have a less-than-reverential attitude towards environmental issues. Both come from terrains notable for undeveloped and frankly undevelopable space, short on water and other resources. So why NOT exploit the hell out of it. All I have to say is thank god for TR (early Scorpio, born 10/27!) for inaugurating our National Parks and setting aside tons of land. We explored North and South rim of Grand Canyon, Antelope Canyon and Zion. As a former geology student, it was totally brilliant and amazing to see a nightsky slightly different from this one.