Ken Saxon in France

A 63-year-old, unemployed and forced into early retirement, now drawing Social Security and one other even smaller retirement check, and living cheaply on the French Riviera, eating great food, drinking superb but inexpensive wines, losing weight, getting healthy, soaking up some sun, learning a new word a day in French, going to wonderful jazz and blues concerts, meeting new French friends, and wondering why Bacillus francophobus is so virulent in the United States.