Annie Holmquist

Annie Holmquist

Senior Writer

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Annie is a senior writer for Intellectual Takeout. In her role, she assists with website content production and social media messaging.  

Annie received a B.A. in Biblical Studies from the University of Northwestern-St. Paul. She also brings 20+ years of experience as a music educator and a volunteer teacher – particularly with inner city children – to the table in her research and writing. 

In her spare time Annie enjoys the outdoors, gardening, reading, and events with family and friends.

Recent blog posts by this author

4 Bits of Advice from Ben Franklin on How to Be a ‘Rational Being’

Have you ever noticed that there seem to be fewer calm and level-headed people these days? Almost everyone seems to operate through a lens of emotion and feeling rather than plain ol’ common sense. This is perhaps no surprise as schools and...

Motherhood: What Women Really Want (and Many Aren’t Getting)

I recently ran across an ABC News article by Jessica Mendoza, a mother of two. As an analyst for ESPN, Mendoza has a pretty high-profile, demanding job to balance with her role as a mother. Yet in spite of these demands, Mendoza decided to add...

John Locke’s 3 Tips for Raising Financially Independent Children

Compared to general life expectancy standards, my paternal grandfather died at quite a young age. I was only four when cancer took him down in a matter of weeks, so I don’t remember much about him. Yet in spite of this limited time, he did one...

Survey: Only One-Third of Students Think the Constitution Should Protect Hate Speech

College campuses have long been strongholds of free speech in all shapes and forms. That stance has seemed to shift in recent years, however, and because of many outbursts against speakers and students alike, the general public is beginning to...

American Parents Spend 6 Hours Per Week on Their Kids’ Homework

Given the danger of violence in school these days, it’s not surprising that concerned parents would air their worries during water cooler chit-chat throughout the work day. Such was the recent case for a relative of mine. As she relayed to me,...

Working Mom: Stop Marginalizing Stay-at-Home Parenting

The polarized nature of society in recent years has led many to realize the need for rational discussion and a fair hearing of various hot topics. But while many give verbal assent to this need, it often doesn’t happen, and increasingly, Americans...

This 1835 Description of Europe Explains Modern America’s Agitation

The other day I ran across a simple video from The Perennial Plate. The two-minute film featured Bryan Picard, chef and owner of “The Bite House” in Nova Scotia. Like many of today’s trendy restaurants, The Bite House capitalizes on locally grown...

Lionel Shriver: PC Police are Infiltrating the Literary World

We’ve learned a lot about political correctness in recent years, primarily – let’s be honest – about what it prevents us from doing. Some of those preventions include an inability to wear hoop earrings, win sporting events, have father-daughter...

Want Boys to Become Men? Teach Them the Classical Virtues

There’s a growing realization that men are not as privileged as was once thought and may actually be getting the bad end of the bargain in society. Not only do they often bear the fallout from high-profile acts of violence or sexual aggression, but...

Millennial Males with Degrees are Getting Crushed in the Workplace (See Chart)

When it comes to men and women in the working world, it’s often assumed that the latter get the short end of the stick. As such, a great deal of time and attention is devoted to helping women break any and all glass ceilings that stand in their way...

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