Personally, when given a choice, I usually opt to be fully transparent whenever possible. That means going public with all that’s going on in my life, even when it is not popular, or likely to be misconstrued or misunderstood (for example, see my anti-war comedy routine during the Bush years)
On the other hand, my wife is a little more conservative. Out of respect for her, I had been keeping this lawsuit thing pretty quiet. But the more we got into it, the more we realized just how pervasive the problems had become.
In my role as business broker, I was seeing many small business owners experiencing extreme hardship, and going out of business as a result. In my wife’s role as a residential realtor, she was seeing many people lose their homes to foreclosure, or being unable to sell because their home values had been impacted by the foreclosures around them. And the longer we were involved, the more horror stories we were hearing from our clients.
Finally, I asked her if I could go public. After some deliberation, we both agreed that our experiences might be helpful to others.
So, on October 27th, I set up two websites: OccupyTheCourts.org and ProSeAction.org, and issued a press release titled: Angry Homeowner Files Lawsuit Against Bank of America as a Pro Se Litigant