For many months now, we have been witnessing the ways and practices --extreme partisanship, false demagoguery, condescendence, insults, and often simply plain out lies—of our government. Their ability to turn truths into alternative facts merely is astonishing. But, the confirmation hearings and aftermath, reached -at least for me- a real new low. It became time to disengage; to turn off the news and limit social media to the bare minimum. But to all good things, an end. I’m back. Better, refreshed, invigorated.