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Ann Cannon

Last Updated Jan 16, 2017 04:58PM

I’ve decided to devote several columns in 2017 to the following subject: Stuff I don’t get, as in why? Why, for instance, doesn’t somebody take Donald Trump’s phone away from him between the hours of 10 p.m. and 7 a.m.? …

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  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Jason Dunn of Draper seeks higher, cleaner air as he rides his bike to a peak overlooking an obscured Utah County in February 2016. Ann Cannon: Here’s a new plan for surviving winter
    My lovely friend and fellow writer Julia Blue Le Mar has given me permission to share what she recently wrote on her Facebook page: “Years ago I deci...
    Updated Jan 11 2017 02:03 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah author puts twist on the classics for the BabyLit set
    When you think of classic picture books for toddlers, does Tolstoy come to mind? What about Shakespeare? Or Austen or Kipling? If you’re already famil...
    Updated Jan 02 2017 11:18 am   |     |   Share
  • Ann Cannon: Hopes for a different kind of New Year’s resolution
    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...
    Updated Dec 28 2016 11:15 am   |     |   Share
  • Full moon rises behind decorative lights and an illuminated Christmas tree, in Skopje, Macedonia, on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016.(AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski) Ann Cannon: A wish for the new children at Christmastime
    When we were in the seventh grade, my friend Becky’s mother gave birth to a tiny baby boy, Michael, on Christmas Day. And I remember saying, “How awes...
    Updated Dec 22 2016 05:20 pm   |     |   Share


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    Um. Don’t look now but Christmas is almost here. Or DO look if you’re so inclined. Me, I totally understand why people don’t like the holiday season,...
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    I have no idea how they talk about the First Thanksgiving in elementary schools these days. When I was growing up, teachers told us that the Pilgrim...
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