From the Journal of the S.O.B.
Yes, I spent this past weekend at my 60th reunion. There weren’t a lot of us there. As a matter of fact, I was the only one who spent the entire weekend. Two other people came to one separate event. Mainly, many were too ill or tired, had other engagements or generally didn’t care.
I graduated from Emerson College with a degree in Theater and Broadcasting. It gave me so much confidence and pride that I never looked back. I was also so naive that I thought I knew it all, but in my first two weeks of business I was handed a Cease and Desist order. I didn’t even know what that was and had to hire an attorney and change how I operated.
I got through that and many other scrapes, and Emerson gave me the courage to do it all. That’s why I’ll never forget my time there. And although many things have changed and it is far more sophisticated now, it only cost me $800 for a full year and I had the best teachers you can ever imagine.
While I was there, they gave an Life Achievement award to Kevin Bright, who was one of the producers of “Friends” and there is a bronze statue of Norman Lear in the passageway, as he attended Emerson too along with Jay Leno, Henry Winkler both of whom I have met.
Anyway, it was a grand old time, and I loved hearing about all the successes my fellow schoolmates have had and I hope to be back for my 65th.