Lovely Variations

This weekend, our girl Maria danced in Variations/Collaborations, the annual show that brings together her ballet school with the famed Settlement Music School of Philadelphia. The musicians perform music, and the dancers dance to it. Simple concept, beautiful execution. Here’s Maria with a couple of her adoring fans:

Maria and Folks at Variations

And here she is with the founder and president of her fan club:

Mike and Maria at Variations

See how tall she’s getting? I’m going to be the shortest one in the family in a few years.

Out on the town with Maria


Maria and I got to enjoy an afternoon on the town a few weeks ago. The occasion was a performance of Giselle at the Pennsylvania Ballet. We went to the Sunday matinee, and had a lovely brunch beforehand. We even managed to sneak in a little shopping on Walnut Street before the show.