Author Archives: littof

VOTE!

image from OBEY Tomorrow, voting for me will be easy. I know my polling place (only a few blocks away). I know who I’m voting for and how on all of the propositions. And I know (I’m pretty sure) I won’t have to wait in too long of a line. Voting for some of you […]

Just how tempted are you by Halloween candy?

Flyer from the Manila production directed by Rich Tuason I  used to hide my Halloween candy from my brother. And he hid his from me. At least that’s how I remember it. That candy is a precious commodity, no? As a kid, you work hard for that. Dressing up, going door to door to door […]

Good thing the foreclosure crisis has been resolved!

Sarcasm, folks. Of course it hasn’t been resolved. But, listening to the presidential debates and the main talking points this election, you’d think it had been. Why? BECAUSE NO ONE IS TALKING ABOUT IT. Not Romney. Not Obama. No one. Or is it just me? I mean, I guess it could just be me. I […]

"Thank you, Foreclosure" on Huff Post Live

Screenshot from today’s Huff Post Live conversation Just this morning Bob said that he’s been feeling grateful for our near foreclosure and bankruptcy because it’s had him feel stronger and more connected to the impact of our financial decisions.  Later in the day, I received an e-mail from a Huff Post Live producer – completely […]

On your 2nd birthday

Dear Malcolm, You’re two years old!  Two whole years old and you are so clearly your own person. With likes (stickers, soccer, strawberries and pirates,) dislikes (bees, toothpaste, the tribal masks on Uncle Tommy’s wall and doing anything you don’t want to do when you don’t want to do it,) and full sentences (I love […]

What I know about love and the surefire way to heal a wounded heart

This post was commissioned by the lovely Therese Schwenkler of the seriously-you-should-be-reading-this blog The Unlost who asked if I might be willing to write something about love and heartbreak for a blog post celebrating her one year “single-versary.” She was hoping I would provide some wisdom and hope for women who are currently dealing with […]

Relocation update

Bob and Pablo eating healthy on the road. Bob is driving our 1995 Volvo Wagon to L.A. Pablo is his co-pilot. By far the most asked question is: “Is the Volvo going to make it?”  Yes. YES! It HAS to make it. So it will. Day 1 Bob and Pablo drove first to Humboldt, Iowa […]

Did the foreclosure crisis turn us into nomads?

Pablo Neruda packed into the car for our move from L.A. to Chicago in 2009 As a teenager, when I imagined the map of my life, there were push pins all over the world. I visualized myself as a traveler. At one point I even wanted to be a foreign corespondent. I wanted drama, excitement, […]

Full Circle

Have you gotten tired of our big announcements? We’ve made so many over the last three years… We avoided foreclosure!  We’re leaving L.A. and moving to Chicago! We’re moving to an island!  We’re having a baby! We’re leaving the island and moving back to Chicago! Well, it’s time for another one. Ready? We’re leaving Chicago […]

One of the hardest aspects of being in foreclosure? Limbo.

Not knowing what will happen and when is