Annie Holmquist

Annie Holmquist

Editor

Annie is Editor of 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

Are You a Doxxer or a Philosopher?

We recently passed the anniversary of the highly publicized encounter between Covington Catholic High School student Nick Sandmann and Native American activist Nathan Phillips. Initial reports of the incident – including those from news sources such...

Raising Autonomous Children Starts at the Dinner Table

My father’s childhood in small town America was great fodder for the stories he told me growing up. One of these stories revolved around a large sandbox down the block from his home. While playing there one evening, he overheard a conversation from...

Seattle’s Happiness Problem

Early in 2019, Seattle-based TV station KOMO News released a documentary on the sorry state of the Emerald City. Seattle, it seems, has become a place of drugs, crime, and homeless encampments. Concerns about Seattle’s situation go beyond the...

The Impulses Driving Transgender 'Vandals'

Want to know some surprising facts about transgenderism? Physician Michael Laidlaw has some to offer in a recent article for Public Discourse: More than 60 gender clinics have opened in the U.S. since 2007. The transgender student population...

Is Parental Burnout Something We Must Live With?

"Kid-free and career-focused." If I could slap a motto on today’s trendy women, this would be my choice. It’s a sad indictment of our culture, but an explainable one, especially since parenting is exponentially harder than it once was. At...

What's Driving America's Suicide Problem?

“Why Is America So Depressed?” was one of the first headlines I saw as I jumped back into work after the holidays. “Well, there’s a cheery way to start the new year,” I thought to myself as I read through the New York Times op-ed by Lee Siegel...

A New Year’s Chat With the Devil

Ah, New Year’s Eve! It’s a great moment for reflecting on the past, taking stock of the present, and planning for the future. Indulging in the Auld Lang Syne cliché is not unique to humans. The spirit world does the same, or at least it does...

Why Are Women Proposing to Their Boyfriends?

The world would be a much better place if men would step back and let women take the lead. At least, that’s what former president Barack Obama thinks. Speaking at an event in Singapore, Obama said, Now women, I just want you to know;...

‘The Far Side’ Is Returning… But Can the PC Crowd Handle It?

Remember “The Far Side” cartoons? They were at their peak when I was in grade school, plastering calendars and t-shirts with an offbeat humor that left fans clutching their sides with laughter. Given their popularity, there was palpable...

Impeachment Fatigue and the Way Out

It’s nearly Christmas, and the nation is bustling with related activities. The nation is also bustling over impeachment. Or rather, Congress is bustling over impeachment. It’s hard to tell how much those outside Congress really care about the...

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