Instructions for Life

Learn to Salsa dance with Edie, The Salsa FREAK!!
1. Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.
2. Memorize your favorite poem
3. Don’t believe all you hear, spend all you have or sleep all you want
4. When you say, “I love you”, mean it.
5. When you say, “I’m sorry”, look the person in the eye.
6. Be engaged at least six months before you get married. (more…)

The Secret to Growing Taller

Learn to Salsa dance with Edie, The Salsa FREAK!!
How I Grew Over an Inch in Height After the Age of Forty
By Edie, The Salsa FREAK!!

I’ve always been a short person but I used to be even shorter. I remember friends at high school and college leaning their bodies on me with their forearms pressed on top my shoulders. They would often call me shorty and were forever asking how tall I was. Even at the age of thirty, when I started dancing Salsa, friends would do the same thing again. I would often find myself bragging that I was a whopping Five foot One and three quarter inches on a GOOD day, when all the PLANETS are lined up correctly. (more…)