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Last Updated Feb 22, 2017 12:20PM

You know what surprised me when we moved to Salt Lake City in the 1980s? The way everybody asked us where we’d gone to high school. For the record, it turns out that “Provo High” is NOT the correct answer. Which isn’t the point. The point is that I had no idea why people even cared. “Does it matter?” I wanted to respond. There was only one high school in Provo when I was a teenager — BY High and St. Francis had closed their doors by then — so …

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  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Tribune columnist Ann Cannon Ask Ann Cannon: Why can’t my millennial children also be sensitive about using four-letter words?
    Dear Ann Cannon • I need insight into the brains of my millennial children. Why do they feel free to tell me when I’m being politically incorrect, but...
    Updated Feb 17 2017 07:33 am   |     |   Share
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    There are all kinds of milestones in this life, right? Your first word, first step, first day of kindergarten. Your first crush, first date, first ki...
    Updated Feb 14 2017 09:10 pm   |     |   Share
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    Dear Ann Cannon • I work in a gift store, and the other day I saw a regular customer stealing an expensive pen from the stationery section. Trouble is...
    Updated Feb 13 2017 08:51 am   |     |   Share
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    Dear Elementary School Kids, Don’t look now, but Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! Oh. Wait. You’ve looked already? And you’re busy trying ...
    Updated Feb 07 2017 08:10 pm   |     |   Share


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    Updated Jan 02 2017 11:18 am   |     |   Share
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    Dear New Year’s Resolutions, We have a long complicated history together, don’t we? I first heard about you when I was in the fifth grade and the id...
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