As much as I would like to hold a sign saying “Not my president” as I’ve seen others do, I’ve been forced to recognize, kicking and screaming, that he is in fact my president-elect, despite my vote against him and my unceasing desire to smack the phone he’s using to tweet from out of his tiny little hands.
But enough with the anger, or at least I need to channel it a little. I would happily hold the “Love Trumps Hate” sign at any gathering.
This year, to help battle the hate, we are using our annual Give Guide to highlight nonprofits and groups that are pro-women, pro-immigrant, pro-minority, pro-LGBTQ, pro-environment, anti-bigotry and anti-hate.
Donate to positive ways to fight the Trump agenda. Some groups could use your tax-deductible donations, others need warm clothes or able bodies.
As always, we can’t fit every amazing Lane County group into our paper. Did we miss a worthwhile group? Send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will put your suggestion in the paper.
Dig deep, and give these people some love. — Camilla Mortensen
Eugene is getting the blues as we face our first Christmas without the late, great Eagle Park Slim. On a cold, rainy, windy autumn day in 2014, I went to my friend Slim’s apartment, digital recorder in hand, to ask him to create a guitar arrangement and sing some songs I had written. One of these songs, titled “Give,” echoes the theme of this week’s cover. On the third take, Slim nailed it. He leaned back on the sofa and, smiling with success, said in that smooth voice of his, “Jimi does it his way, B.B. does it his way, and Eagle Park does it his way!” — Richard Hunt