The Brenner Brief

On Main Street, the worries mount. People are going to work apprehensive. For most Americans who go off to work or who are looking for work, they worry about their future, the education their children receive and ultimately a nagging sense that they are falling behind.

Increasingly, average Americans — those who work and pay taxes — have this growing sense that they are becoming the foreigners in a strange upside-down world. What my neighbors are saying, without using words, becomes sketched in the corner of their eyes — “we’re tired” — and the colors of their day-to-day lives are dimming to shades of gray.

For most of my adult life, Main Street has been the true North for American culture, where the phrase conjures up a set of values, a way of life that most agree with, and most prefer to follow. It is under siege today by a…

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About KellyAnn Hicks-Digby

My hubster & I have been married for almost 35 yrs (seems like yesterday). We are empty-nesters with 2 handsome sons & 2 beautiful daughters-in-law. We also have a large adopted family that are very special to us! I am a not-so-perfect Christian-in-the-making, a wife, a mother, professional Chef, writer & paralegal. I went to college at 50 and graduated with my Bachelors degree 4 years later. We moved to S.C. 7 years ago and love our new home and the Southern culture and our friends and family. I love chocolate, cheesecake and putting a smile on folks & family's faces by creating special meals and sweet treats for them. My passion is to find the best darn chocolate and eat it all! Life cannot & should not exist without great chocolate! Life is short eat dessert first! Till next time ya'll!
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