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We Will Miss You, Riley Jackson Webb

Dearest friends of the Front Porch,I’m so sorry to have to post this for those of you who have not yet heard, but our beloved Riley Webb died yesterday in Columbus, Ohio of some kind of congenital heart failure. It’s unreal, but true. My heart is broken for Riley, for his heartbroken Mom and Dad, Donna and Kevan, and for the love of his life, Jess Hughes. Right now, I’m …read more

Last Pub Church of the Spring Season: with Pittman McGehee, Sr.

We’re closing out our stellar series of public house gatherings with our dear friend and one of the Front Porch’s perennial favorites, Rev. J. Pittman McGehee, DD. We’re going to have a conversation with Pittman about simple stuff–stuff that leads to woe, weal, or whee. (think god concepts projected onto the universe that get believed or not)Pittman is an Episcopal priest and Jungian analyst in private practice in Austin, Texas. …read more

Pub Church on Mother’s Day: the Mystery, the Wonder, and the Adventure of Aging with John Lee & Stan Coppinger & Marty Mitchell

This Sunday, 5:30-7pm, at Scholz Garten, the legendary John Lee is going to bring his hard-won insights into our human condition to Scholz Garten on Mother’s Day! We’re going to explore…wait for it…the fact of getting old. It may be a stretch, but there is a connection between mothering, aging, the men’s movement, and growing younger. Then again, there is this from T.S. Eliot’s The Four Quartets: Do not let me hearOf …read more