I admire your work with the League of Women's Voters....I personally am trying to break away from all things that remind me of corporate work. Listening to people try to push their agenda on me is one of those things. You are way more dedicated and/or patient than I want to be. Really, I guess I could say I don't want anyone in my personal life also if he/she can't have quiet, mutual conversations....and it does seem that in any small or big group you have that one dominant person who will not shut up!!! Anyway...I am rambling...just hope you are finding plenty of quiet and or enjoyable times to offset any of the energy vampires that wander into your life.