We talk tonight for the first time in 16 years.
After graduation, I went to Australia for a year. Shannon got a cyst on his brain requiring major surgery.
He’d just met a girl.
He married her after the surgery.
They went on to have three kids.
He’s now a prosecutor in Arizona.
Like me, he hasn’t kept up with anyone from high school.
We make plans to go to our 25th anniversary reunion next June.
We talk about our classmates.
The guy who edited our high school newspaper the year before me, Eric Schulzke, is now a political scientist. He linked me a year ago but didn’t reply to my email.
I don’t hear from Rob Stutzman either, who was a spokesman for Governor Schwarzeneger.
Luke: "I Googled you a bunch but couldn’t track you down. I saw you were a prosecutor in King County… I thought when I put up ‘The Adventures of Shannon and Luke’ that would flush you out."
Shannon: "That was just a catalyst for you, man. You’ve had quite an adventure."
"Are you still attacking the porno industry?"
Luke: "I quit that last October."
Shannon: "How come?"
Luke: "My rabbi put an end to it."
Shannon: "The rabbi’s got to be the first person on the planet who’s ever successfully told Luke Ford what to do."
Luke: "Remember April White [a year below us at Placer]?"
Luke: "She went on to write and produce erotic movies."
We remember her as a shy quiet girl who played some basketball and worked on the yearbook.
I look up her entry on imdb.com.
Here are some of her writing credits:
… aka Blood & Roses (USA)
– For Love of Art (2002) TV episode (teleplay)
– Not on the Menu (2002) TV episode (teleplay)
– Sleeping with Strangers (????) TV episode (host material) (writer)
– Switch (2001) TV episode (teleplay)
– Passion (2001) TV episode (teleplay)
– One Night Stand (2001) TV episode (teleplay)
– Fantasy (2001) TV episode (teleplay)
– A Real Man (2000) TV episode (teleplay)
– The Art of Biting (2000) TV episode (writer)
– Another Woman (2000) TV episode (writer)
– Blindfold (2000) TV episode (writer)
– First Love (2000) TV episode (writer)
– No Names, Please (2000) TV episode (writer)
– Strangers (2000) TV episode (writer)
– One Night Affair (????) TV episode (teleplay)
– Physical Desire (????) TV episode (teleplay)
guest89: hey dude
guest89: i just read your blog about the stand
guest89: but dude, dont you keep kosher
YourMoralLeader: yes, i keep kosher
YourMoralLeader: it was an ad
guest89: but why do you gove off the impression that you ate there
YourMoralLeader: i didnt write it
guest89: but you posted it
YourMoralLeader: true, it is labeled an ad
guest89: its weird just watching you
guest89: you know i can hear your phonecall
guest89: ddue are you into all that
guest89: porn scrips
YourMoralLeader: girl from my high school wrote that
guest89: did you like eat kosher and watch porn
guest89: thats hilarious
guest89: so i bet you do
guest89: i dont want to start a discussion abot it, but do you feel that its wrong to do that
YourMoralLeader: i dont watch porn, i used to write on the industry
guest89: how can you be an expert on an industry if you dont know the products
YourMoralLeader: long time ago
guest89: so the entire time you were working in porn that you were religious, you never watched a single porn, or masterbated to it or had sex with any of those chicks?
guest89: haha thats great for a question from an anonymous chat user
guest89: in a public forum
YourMoralLeader: i … a few chicks, watched a couple hundred pornos and practiced some self abuse
YourMoralLeader: but I also tied tefillin and studied gemara
guest89: wow i dont get it
guest89: must have been great fun though
I went to bed early and listened to music from the 1980s. I was awash in memories. I was excited. I couldn’t sleep. I got angry. I turned off the music. I tossed and turned. I must’ve nodded off after 2 a.m.