in a perfect world of yancies: Away, You Rolling River

13 January 2013

Away, You Rolling River

Another great weekend with Franklin and his mom. Started things off right as we got our game faces on and met up with the Kansas alumni group to watch some basketball:
Game Face
You might notice that the photo is taken with Franklin and I both inside of his new play yard. Say what you will, it's nice to have the security.

I mean, it was a blast to let him have as much fun as he wanted the day before I went back to work, but it is nice that now we have a way to keep things relatively contained.

Also had the rare treat of learning that one of my favorite artists released a rendition of one of my favorite traditional songs.

Bit of a raucous chorus, but who'd have it any other way?

Finally, Emily and Franklin joined me at the StandUp Washington march and rally to call for sensible gun control laws.
Ban Assault Weapons
Among the many speakers and presenters, the mayor of Seattle was very good, and Josephine Howell sang amazingly well.

I may have been most moved, though, when another old favorite resurfaced as one of the Interfaith Amigos recited the Prayer of St Francis.

...grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled, as to console;
to be understood, as to understand...

Anyway, great to see so many families out there, some with very cute signs:
No Guns

Oh, and this is off-topic, but not a bad apartment building, eh?
Franklin Apts. :)

I'm hoping to track down news coverage of the march/rally, but in the meantime I think we can agree that the size of this crowd should provide at least a glimmer of hope:
Crowd at the Mural


  1. Great play yard.

  2. Thanks--it's a big improvement to my days at home with Franklin, and I'm glad it's good looking & brightly colored.