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Last Updated Jun 23, 2017 03:46PM

Dear Ann Cannon • I opened an Instagram account as a way of staying in touch with my adult children who no longer live in the area. The problem is that I’m finding out more about their lives than I really want to know. A LOT more. What should I do? Remind them that their mother is on Instagram, too? —Surprised by What I’ve Seen<freeform> <strong>Dear Surprised</strong> • Oh, Instagram. Like any other platform in our social-media-saturated society (#mouthful), Instagram definitely has a downside. As you’ve pointed out, chances are …

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  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Bumble the Bee signs autographs for children while the Salt Lake Bees play the Omaha Storm Chaser during the annual Kids Day game at Smith’s Ballpark Tuesday, May 9, 2017. Ann Cannon: Here’s 30 ideas to celebrate summer in Utah
    Dear Myself, It’s here! Summer! Your very favorite time of year! So here’s a list of things you can do to celebrate the season before it fades into f...
    Updated Jun 20 2017 07:04 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Ann Cannon Ask Ann Cannon: Finding a new community after losing your religion
    Dear Ann Cannon • I recently left the LDS Church, largely to protect the LBGT members of my family. I am glad to have them safe from the rhetoric and ...

    Updated Jun 17 2017 09:16 am   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Ann Cannon Ann Cannon: Loyalty always seemed like the supreme virtue, but recent events remind that every virtue can become a vice
    What quality did your family value most? Honesty? Integrity? Curiosity? Endurance? Grit? Sociability? Humor? In my family, loyalty was the supreme vi...
    Updated Jun 13 2017 07:07 pm   |     |   Share
  • Ask Ann Cannon: Should I reopen the door on a painful past?
    Dear Ann Cannon • My father left our family for another woman when I was 7. We’d been very close up until then, and his exit was crushing. Years passe...

    Updated Jun 12 2017 11:04 am   |     |   Share


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    Updated May 29 2017 07:40 am   |     |   Share
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    Dear Ann Cannon • Tipping is getting out of hand. How much am I supposed to tip the girl at the candy counter for doing her job? How much do I tip at ...
    Updated May 26 2017 12:19 pm   |     |   Share
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    So the other day my 6-year-old granddaughter noticed large birds circling slowly overhead. She pointed at them and said, “It means trouble when you s...
    Updated May 23 2017 09:21 pm   |     |   Share
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    Dear Ann Cannon • I’ve recently married a man who has one protective daughter and two protective daughters-in-law. How do I handle an established fami...
    Updated May 19 2017 03:56 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Ann Cannon Ann Cannon: A book club story with a happy ending
    Back when we were both (a lot) younger, I used to watch my mom get ready to attend her book club, Etienne. She’d read the assigned book, of course, b...
    Updated May 17 2017 10:35 am   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Ann Cannon Ask Ann Cannon: Here’s a technique for dealing with the ‘Talks-a-Lot’ in your life
    <strong>Dear Ann Cannon</strong> • How do you deal with people who think a conversation is a one-way monologue? It seems in every family —...
    Updated May 13 2017 10:27 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   The Salt Lake Tribune)   staff portraits. Ann Cannon Ann Cannon: Birds circling overhead. Must mean trouble?
    So the other day my 6-year-old granddaughter noticed large birds circling slowly overhead. She pointed at them and said, “It means trouble when you s...
    Updated May 23 2017 09:21 pm   |     |   Share
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    Updated May 19 2017 03:56 pm   |     |   Share
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    <strong>Dear Ann Cannon</strong> • How do you deal with people who think a conversation is a one-way monologue? It seems in every family —...
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    If you could write letters to your younger selves, what advice would you give? Here’s what I would tell myself. After the birth of your first child •...
    Updated May 09 2017 08:55 pm   |     |   Share
  • Ask Ann Cannon: Here’s the mother of all advice columns
    With Mother’s Day now staring us down, I solicited questions from family and friends about the occasion. Here’s what they had to say. — Dear Ann Can...
    Updated May 05 2017 09:05 am   |     |   Share
  • Ann Cannon: Taking an ‘accommodating’ view about human nature
    Today I wish to discuss something I’ve noticed about human beings, aka “us.” But first I want to tell you about a recent road trip my mother and I too...
    Updated May 03 2017 01:30 pm   |     |   Share
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    Dear Ann Cannon • During the intermission of a recent performance of “The Lion King,” the 20-something man sitting in front of us passed gas. It was b...
    Updated Apr 28 2017 02:32 pm   |     |   Share