Midlife Crisis


Well, this may be a bit of a surprise to those following my journey in the Middle East. My last story before book leave appears in today’s Sunday Styles. It’s about Ron Boyer, aka Rod Fontana, porn star turning preacher. It says: "After 30 years of sowing the wildest of oats, Mr. Boyer, 54, has searched his soul and chosen, to the surprise of family and colleagues, to seek a priesthood in the Episcopal Church.

From his work in the rented villas of the San Fernando Valley, where hard-core sex films are shot, he has moved just a short distance west, to the Church of the Epiphany, which is guiding his transformation from pornography star to preacher…"  I spent large chunks of time with Ron/Rod since December, when I first met him, and watched him transition from porn performer to an aspiring man of the cloth. I have felt privileged that he let me into this process, which is extremely delicate and involves all sorts of mind-bending choices.