After 15 months of separation, Carson and I will finally be meeting up in his current living quarters in Bordeaux, France in what can only be described as the most anticipated meeting of intellect since the Constitutional Convention. I am hoping that this vacation and the discussions that will surely ensue will renew my interest in American politics and economics, an interest that has slowly gone from very enthusiastic to very apathetic over the last six months. I also hope those damn strikes in France don’t get in my way.