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Last Updated Apr 14, 2015 09:03PM

I’m supposed to be writing an essay for a project right now called “Silencing Your Inner Critic,” but instead I’m reading stuff online about “brain freeze.” This is the excellent thing about the Internet. You can find out why you felt like you were having a stroke yesterday afternoon when you knocked back a Powerade slush with your son at Sonic. One minute you were fine and the next minute your head was exploding with cold. You felt like a dirty bomb of ice crystals was going off in your …

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  • Ann Cannon: Paying tribute to those coping with mental illness who will never be a headline
    The news that a German co-pilot deliberately crashed an airbus full of passengers into a mountainside is horrifying. It’s been difficult to read about...
    Updated Apr 09 2015 11:56 am   |     |   Share
  • For National Poetry Month, may waxing poetic be child’s play
    Have you heard? April is National Poetry Month, and it’s not just for grown-ups anymore! Not that it ever was. Children always have been enchanted by...
    Updated Apr 06 2015 08:51 am   |     |   Share
  • Ann Cannon: Finding the bright side of a terrible, horrible, no good day
    Remember that book for kids called “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” by Judith Viorst? Well, I experienced the grown-up v...
    Updated Mar 31 2015 07:29 pm   |     |   Share
  • Ann Cannon: I’m a Pepper for life, please don’t judge
    Here’s something I know a lot about: soda-shaming, which is something people do to you when they discover you like soda. Why am I such an expert on t...
    Updated Mar 24 2015 07:58 pm   |     |   Share


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    We just returned from Washington, D.C., which is a town that loves a good quote. Everywhere you turn, famous people are quoted — from George Washingto...
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    The problem with making a friend when you’re 11 years old is that you have no idea who that friend will be when she grows up. With any luck, that frie...
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  • Books: Fetching titles for young readers who love dogs
    Here’s the great thing about dogs when you’re a kid. No matter how mean the mean girls were to you, no matter how many times someone beat you up and s...
    Updated Feb 28 2015 01:05 am   |     |   Share
  • Ann Cannon: My prom date with a Texas alligator
    Y’all! I just got back from Texas, where I spent some time with my Texas kin. And as always whenever I visit them, I learned a few new things about ...
    Updated Feb 25 2015 08:13 pm   |     |   Share
  • In this image released by Universal Pictures and Focus Features, Dakota Johnson, left, and Jamie Dornan appear in a scene from the film, Ann Cannon: Color us ‘Fifty Shades’ of confused?
    Dear Men, Sometimes I think it must be very confusing for you when it comes to figuring out what we women want. Our boy Freud certainly got that one ...
    Updated Feb 17 2015 09:02 pm   |     |   Share