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When a politician claims to be fiscally and socially conservative, he is telling you that he can believe corporations are people but he’s not sure about gays. 

Occupy Wall Street is a movement to equality. Worldwide, facets of Occupy make a variety of demands, but, fundamentally, the movement represents the classic human striving for equality.

My younger brother and I are close. He came out of the closet last year, although it wasn’t much of a surprise because everyone knew he was gay since forever. Everyone is happy he’s out because it kind of takes the elephant out of the room, and our immediate and extended family are all really supportive. But for the last six to nine months or so, he’s been really depressed about not ever having had a boyfriend. He’s 21 and he’s always talking about how he wants to find a boy to be with in a relationship and not just for sex, but he says it’s impossible for him to meet said boy.

Intense negotiations are under way behind closed doors in Washington, D.C., as congressional leaders horse-trade the main provisions and the various riders attached to the pending Transportation Bill.

If Abbott and Costello were alive today, they would want to live in Oakridge.

Is it normal for my man to be so attracted to boobs that even though mine are beautiful and perfect, my boyfriend still wants to look at every other woman with a set of big boobs that he can? Aren’t mine enough?

Boyfriend Ogles Other Breasts

 

You sound like a new reader, BOOB, so before we get to the advice, I wanna welcome you to the Savage Love family. With that out of the way … 

Nope, yours aren’t enough.

Some friendly advice for the pope: Don’t waste your time trying to impose a male worldview on 57,000 nuns. Any married man will tell you that he can’t even train his wife to leave up the toilet seat.

I’m a 28-year-old guy who was broken up with via text by a girl I had been dating for two months. She is dealing with the loss of a family member and some other personal issues, and she sent me this message while out of state for a week or so. Two months is a short time, I realize, and we never discussed the nature of our arrangement. But we spent a few nights a week together and agreed that we had something special. We had a chemistry that I haven’t experienced in my last few relationships. How much respect do you maintain/lose based on something like this?

This is the greenest time of year. All the trees and shrubs have expanded their leaves. The leaves have not yet fully toughened up so most of them retain the bright, spring green that’s my favorite color.

City Hall, I too dislike it — in its present state of disrepair. It depresses with neglect.

Dear Aidan R. Smith: You asked me for a response to your letter to the editor [“Student Disconnect,” 5/31], so here it is.

Could you tell my boy to calm the heck down? Can’t seem to get him to get the difference between bestiality, necrophilia, and screwin’ a bearskin rug. Emphasizing my usual sexual interests — which involve rope bondage, floggin’, and an e-stim unit — hasn’t worked. Logic isn’t helpin’ out at all. Maybe you can help?

When the DA’s office prosecutes someone for murder without producing a body — or solid proof that one ever existed — it does not have a murder case. It has a plot worthy of a Grisham novel.

I’m a straight male from Southern California and I really want to be a straight male escort. The problem is the industry is shrouded with deceptive “agencies” that take advantage of the situation. Also, it’s not like there’s a Male Escort 101 course that I can take to learn how to avoid these traps. I don’t know if you can help, but I really want to get into this industry, hopefully through a reputable agency.

I’d be celebrating, too, if my company were just handed $3 million more in profit than even we had said was required to build a spa-like enclave for wealthy students in downtown Eugene.

I’m a 17-year-old girl and, in most aspects, I’m confident with myself, my identity, and my body. Earlier this year, I met a girl. She had some serious drama at home and needed to get out of her house, so I let her stay at mine. Things went a LOT further than I was ready for. I had just had my first kiss the month before and I didn’t feel like our relationship was ready for sex, but I went along with it because she never gave me a chance to slow things down or say no.

I work in an office tower in downtown Seattle. From time to time, I go to a bathroom on a mostly deserted floor, go into a stall, and rub out a quick one. Usually, no one comes in.

As the campaigns for the two Lane County commissioner positions come to a close, we’ve been hearing far more about the violations of Oregon’s Open Meetings Law by Commissioners Handy and Sorenson.

This letter is in response to the April 19 letter from John Vawter of Capstone to Diane Chavez, the Olive Plaza administrator.

Deciding to endorse and strongly support Pete Sorenson (commissioner for South Eugene including Whiteaker and the Jefferson/Westside neighborhoods) is an easy task.

Who is Andy Stahl? It’s not clear, from reading the campaign literature and newspapers, what Stahl’s political philosophy is.

I am a 26-year-old straight guy. My straightness and guyness are recent revelations, and it feels amazing to be able to confidently state this. Here is my trouble: I’ve had gender issues for the past five years. My now ex-girlfriend of three years said she couldn’t be with me anymore due to these issues. Our breakup was a result of my apathy in the bedroom, which was tied to my gender issues, and her fears of me transitioning into a woman. I can see now that my insecurities about myself caused me to be a selfish partner in many ways, but mainly in the bedroom.

I know summer is close because the sun shines in our north windows. A sunny morning is a good time to go turtle watching in the Delta Ponds. 

It is important for our community that we re-elect Pete Sorenson as Lane County commissioner. There is no other candidate who has Pete’s experience or his knowledge or will hold to those core values that are central to the long-term health and well being of our community.