I’m back now, and I think I’m better.  I finally have a taste of…everything.  It’s not enough, not yet, but at least now I know which questions need to be asked.  At least now I know a fraction of what I don’t know, and that really is the most important thing.  Is this the first time we’ve been to space?  Was First Contact…really First Contact?  They are interesting questions if you think about it.