Picroft stops working as soon as end the SSH session

with picroft 21.02.01, all is good while sshing in picroft.

AS SOON as I kill the SSH session (no external monitor), mycroft breaks. I say the wake word and mycroft give the beep beep. IT RECOGNIZES NO skills.

If I re SSH into the MC, it works again. It appears I must always have either a SSH seesion open. This is not practical.

Any advice?