Jerianne Hayslett


Lake Effect essayist Jerianne Hayslett is a writer and former journalist and court information officer. She lives in South Milwaukee with her husband, retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Hibbie Hayslett. Hayslett is the author of the book Anatomy of a Trial: Public Loss, Lessons Learned from The People vs. O.J. Simpson.

The recent spate of frigid weather took me back to a blisteringly cold day last winter when I was leaving an office in a high rise downtown.


As the United States marks the 150th anniversary of noted Civil War battles, one form of commemoration – re-enactments – generally leave me with a feeling of discomfort.