Taking some time to analyze the situation really helped you get out of it - nice job! Sometimes shutting off the game, putting it down for a little while and then just thinking about it helps me become more objective about my position, and what I have to do to correct it. I expect you will be better next game too. I know all the articles about wonder fixation, but awful diplomacy is a bigger mistake IMO. And I see many people commit diplomacy mistakes and say the AI is "out to get them". Thanks for your comments.