I’m not telling Eric Garris I’m doing this, because I’m sure he’d object. He doesn’t take center stage on this web site very often, although without him it wouldn’t exist. He’s our webmaster, you see, and the founder of this site – and it’s his birthday tomorrow (Dec. 24).
For twenty years, Eric has essentially subordinated his life to the demands of running Antiwar.com. He’s not only the webmaster, he’s the manager-par-excellence. Aside from dealing with the purely technical aspects of maintaining this web site, he raises the money, he manages an often-contentious staff, he reins me in when I go more than a bit overboard. (This last task, you might imagine, is close to being a full-time job).
When I asked him what he wanted for his birthday, he told me: “Oh, nothing. But I wish we’d raised a bit more during the fund drive.”
That’s so typical of Eric – it’s always about the web site, never about himself.
So what I decided to do was to make an appeal to please make a contribution to Antiwar.com in his name.
I can’t think of any better way to honor an activist whose dedication is the fuel that keeps this web site going. We just couldn’t continue without him.
So please, join with me in celebrating the birthday of the largely unsung hero of the antiwar movement by making your tax-deductible donation to Antiwar.com.
P.S. That photo I’ve posted is Eric at the age of three, exhibiting his enthusiasm for the written word at a very early age.
Yours in Peace and Liberty,