I don’t know how I did it. I lost wireless connectivity, so I was forced to plugin my Raspberry Pi to the Lan. Once, plugged in I could find it via the DHCP table on my router.
I first checked the iwlist wlan0 scan to see if my home network was listed. The home network was listed. It was.
I checked the wpa_supplicant configuration ~ $ sudo vi /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf and confirmed it pointed to the right network. I also checked dmesg to see if there were any hints for wpa_supplicant.
I looked at the /etc/network/interfaces and found
iface wlan0 inet manual
which I converted to
iface wlan0 inet dhcp
Also wpa-debug-level 3 was very helpful and must proceed the wpa-roam statement in the interfaces.
Also running the wpa_supplicant command can result in some good details
pi@seconds ~ $ sudo wpa_supplicant -B -i wlan0 -c /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf
I also found this link helpful. https://wiki.debian.org/WiFi/HowToUse It showed how to reset manual to dhcp in the /etc/network/interfaces file
Finally, I used http://weworkweplay.com/play/automatically-connect-a-raspberry-pi-to-a-wifi-network/ to finally review, and finally I broke down and set a static ip. Not sure why it won’t automatically take a dhcp configuration.