Family lured Jerrianne and her husband to South Milwaukee in 2002 from Southern California where she worked as, first, a journalist, then, as a court information officer. She now stays busy with media-relations consulting, playing with her three grandchildren (part of the lure), writing, discovering her new environs, and hoping her garden will produce before the first fall frost.
The Insider/Pressroom section of Milwaukee Magazine’s March issue included a piece about MyCommunityNOW.com blogs, of which “New Kid’s View” is one. Some NOW bloggers apparently engage in back-biting and political/ideological bickering. Some of the vitriol emerges in readers’ comments to blog postings. A few people have taken issue with some of my postings – one neighbor showed up at my front door wanting to discuss one, the police chief contacted NOW management about another, another NOW blogger sent me a sympathetic email about some snarky comments to yet another posting. For the most part, though, my intent is to make observations about the good things of South Milwaukee and my great South Milwaukee neighbors. Given that, I wrote a letter to Milwaukee Magazine editor saying so. If it’s published, it should appear in the April issue. If it isn’t, I’ll post it on this blog.