Ann Cannon

Last Updated Sep 1, 2015 09:28PM

If you had asked me when I was a teenager what my favorite Shakespearean play was, I’d have told you “The Taming of the Shrew.” Not that you would have ever asked me, because come on. Who goes around asking …

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  • Ann Cannon: Making a difference for those living with mental illness
    Whenever I smell honeysuckle, I think of my girlhood friend Gigi Ballif’s grandmother Algie Eggertsen Ballif. Her backyard was full of rambling vines ...
    Updated Aug 25 2015 07:36 pm   |     |   Share
  • Ann Cannon: Memories of home perms and the days of landlines
    My mom called the other day with the following question: “Do you think anybody in the family will want another home permanent?” Her question gave me ...
    Updated Aug 19 2015 09:48 am   |     |   Share
  • Ann Cannon: Be warned, the ‘Snail Huntress’ is fired up in Provo
    Attention all snails! This is ME giving YOU fair warning. You have a new predator on the horizon and it’s not (as Dave Barry once joked) the French. ...
    Updated Aug 13 2015 03:08 pm   |     |   Share
  • Ann Cannon: Wishing you many happy wishes ... and doughnuts
    If you could wish someone you love more of something (anything!), what would it be? That’s the question Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld con...
    Updated Aug 05 2015 08:50 pm   |     |   Share

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The Provo City Library, in conjunction with the National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature in Abilene, Texas, is host to the largest collection of original Golden Books art to be displayed in public. The show, displayed on he fourth floor of the library, will run through Sept. 23. Admission is free. Still worth their weight, Little Golden Books celebrated in Provo Library exhibit
    In 1961 Parade Magazine published a photograph of the new first lady, Jacqueline Kennedy, and her daughter, Caroline, sitting together on a step. Caro...
    Updated Aug 03 2015 09:45 am   |     |   Share
  • Ann Cannon: A cheer for those hanging on at the back of the pack
    On the 24th of July I like to wander down to South Temple Street and watch the runners participating in the Deseret News Classic. I usually get there ...
    Updated Jul 30 2015 11:30 am   |     |   Share
  • Ann Cannon: Breaking up — with Facebook — is hard to do
    Dear Facebook, How did it all come to this? You know what I’m talking about. THIS. Me, clicking onto a Buzzfeed quiz (“Which Disney Princess Are You?...
    Updated Jul 21 2015 08:50 pm   |     |   Share
  • Ann Cannon: Trying to understand the new Atticus in ‘Go Set a Watchman’
    I read “To Kill a Mockingbird” for the first time when I was 14 years old. Ah. Fourteen. There’s no other age like it. My brother remembers one of hi...
    Updated Jul 15 2015 10:44 am   |     |   Share
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Runner takes advantage of sprinklers to cool down on his training run in Sugarhouse Park Monday July 21.  Ann Cannon: Here are 25 tips for beating the summer heat
    I’m fond of saying that I can take the heat better than I can stand the cold. People scoff when I say this. They’re all, “But when you’re cold, you ca...
    Updated Jul 08 2015 12:01 am   |     |   Share
  • A love song to the pleasures of reading aloud: Memories of sharing books with children
    Looking for something more to do while the kids are still out of school? Consider this: With its long hours of heat and light, summer naturally lends...
    Updated Jul 10 2015 02:25 pm   |     |   Share
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