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From the Editor's keyboard
By Lynda Duffy
Musings, thoughts and ideas from Lynda Duffy, editor of Williams/Grand Canyon News.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010

How come I always want to do stuff I've been told not to do?

Lynda Duffy
Former Editor

It never fails. Tell me I shouldn't do something, and for whatever reason, that's all I want to do. This is nothing new. I've always been like this. I think there are many others out there that like me, do not like being told what to do, even when it is for our own good.

As a little girl, if my mother told me I couldn't be friends with someone, guess who was my best friend the next day? My mom was usually right, as I would find out many, many times.

Twenty-nine years ago, my father disapproved of someone I was dating. Guess whom I married 25 years ago and am still married to today? On this one, I was right! So, see? Folks are not always right when they advise you against something.

The day my son was born, I was told not to eat or drink anything prior to coming to the hospital. I had a small cup of coffee, which resulted in me being nauseated the entire time.

Throw up a "no smoking" sign, and guess who wants to smoke? Some things never change.

Just last week, I had some dental work done. The dentist specifically said not to eat anything sticky or hard that could cause a temporary crown to fall off. I wanted gummy worms like never before! Right now, I'm munching on some Sugar Babies I found at the office. At least I'm chewing on the opposite side. Life is too short to do otherwise.

Reader Comments

Posted: Thursday, April 22, 2010
Article comment by: Max

Somebody told you not to become a journalist, because exposing a little part of yourself in newspapers is like writing words of wind. Of course you decided to walk on the opposite side. And you were right again, Lynda... Thank you for this refreshing article ! Max, from eastern France.

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