Ann Cannon

Last Updated Oct 13, 2015 06:36PM

I keep a running mental list called “Things That Are More Fun in Theory Than They Are in Real Life.” Like Disneyland, for example. Don’t get me wrong. I am not one of those pretentious, party-pooping, professional Disneyland-haters who are …

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Mackenzi Lee is author of Authors explore the ‘adrenaline rush’ of YA horror
    The recent publication of a horror anthology for young adults called “Slasher Girls and Monster Boys” attests to the widespread popularity of the genr...
    Updated Oct 12 2015 03:53 pm   |     |   Share
  • Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper and Jonathan Papelbon fight in the dugout in the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015, in Washington. (Jonathan Newton(/The Washington Post via AP) Ann Cannon: Don’t choke your teammate and more unwritten rules of baseball
    Dear Major League Baseball Players, The other day as I passed through the room where one of our boys was watching ESPN, I noticed two guys fighting i...
    Updated Oct 07 2015 07:30 pm   |     |   Share
  • Ann Cannon: The ABCs of things that should be banned
    Banned Books Week is here (Sept. 27 through Oct. 3). Yes! It’s true! Human beings ban books! And I know I speak for writers everywhere when I say, PL...
    Updated Oct 07 2015 07:50 pm   |     |   Share
  • Ann Cannon: Why didn’t anyone tell me my skirt was on backward?
    The other day as I was chatting with two of my friend’s adult daughters, their mother (my friend) stepped outside and joined us in the front yard. She...
    Updated Oct 04 2015 05:11 pm   |     |   Share

  • Ann Cannon: Is change a losing proposition?
    Is it possible for people to change? I ask this question because of a realization I had the other day while looking for my gray sweater. But before I...
    Updated Sep 15 2015 07:52 pm   |     |   Share
  • Ann Cannon: Signs that summer is over
    If you need some help deciding when summer is officially over, please refer to the following guide provided to you, totally free of charge. You’re wel...
    Updated Sep 09 2015 05:11 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah authors weigh in on what makes a great picture book for kids, grown-ups alike.
    What do Jerry Seinfield, John Travolta, Paul McCartney, Madonna, Jim Carrey, Weird Al Yankovic, Jessica Lange, Jay Leno, Billy Crystal, the Fonz and (...
    Updated Sep 08 2015 05:18 pm   |     |   Share
  • Melinda Pfundstein (left) as Katherine and Natasha Harris as Bianca in the Utah Shakespeare Festival’s 2015 production of The Taming of the Shrew. (Photo by Karl Hugh. Copyright Utah Shakespeare Festival 2015.) Ann Cannon: Time brings new take on Shakespeare’s ‘Shrew’
    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 ha...
    Updated Sep 01 2015 09:28 pm   |     |   Share
  • 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