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Both Sides of the Fence

A Tosa resident since 1991, Christine walks the dog, cooks but avoids housework, writes and reads, and enjoys the company of friends and strangers. Her job takes her around the state, learning about people's health. A Quaker (no, they don't wear blue hats or sell oatmeal or motor oil), she has been known to stand on both sides of the political and philosophic fence at the same time, which is very uncomfortable when you think about it. She writes about pretty much whatever stops in to visit her busy mind at the moment. One reader described her as "incredibly opinionated but not judgmental." That sounds like a good thing to strive for!

Really, cross pollination is for botany

Beyond press releases

Maybe ABB is a household name to you. But the headline  ABB puts Wauwatosa’s Innovation Park on the map sent me on a three hour search. Who? What? Why?

The where is clear enough: ABB will be the first business on the the Milwaukee County Grounds land recently sold to the UWM Real Estate Foundation for an engineering campus and research park.

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A full Brazilian for the County Grounds

Innovation Park, County Grounds, destructive development, UWM Real Estate Foundation

Photo by Eddee Daniel, Urban Wilderness, 1-21-2013

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Beyond butterflies: why development divides us

County Grounds, Innovation Park, Wauwatosa, development, moral intuition

Cut the cutesy out of a serious topic and fill instead with facts... then perhaps you have a meaningful and powerful article possible of reaching those who care... Give an inch and they will take a mile. Kiss everything sacred about the County Grounds in Wauwatosa goodbye. This is how they operate. Eddee is on point as usual with his comment. There is still much to lose, people of Wauwatosa... We cannot let them take anymore. Again... really poor article for the most part. Very disappointing.


Quite your whining and double negatives. There has never been anything special about the sacred County Grounds, they are a vast waste land of concrete blocks and car tires. We are blessed with thousands of acres of truly beautiful land with the Milwaukee County Parks and parkway. You dirt eating tree huggers really need to pick your battles more carefully, let this one go, it's best that the land is developed...

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