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

Is Critical Race Theory Driving the Anger in Society?

History. In the postmodern age it’s a tricky subject. For starters, few young people really know the history of where they come from or how their country got to where it is now. The Nation’s Report Card glaringly confirms this reality, as only 12...

Masculinity, Mixed-Signals, and the Male Retreat From Women

It’s official. Harvey Weinstein has been found guilty of rape and sexual assault. #MeToo movers and shakers around the world can rejoice – as well they should – over the conviction of a man who committed inexcusable crimes. But while Weinstein...

The Decline of the Boy Scouts… but the Rise of Masculinity?

The Boy Scouts of America is filing for bankruptcy. A press release announced the move, citing the need to “equitably compensate victims who were harmed during their time in Scouting.” The statement refers, of course, to the many Scouts who were...

Actor: Slighting Christianity Is the Sign of an Ill-Read Mind

John Rhys-Davies is a veteran actor perhaps best known for his role as Gimli in The Lord of the Rings. He’s also a staunch defender of Western Civilization, shunning politically correct fears and declaring that those offended by suggestions that...

C.S. Lewis’ Insight Into Coronoviruses

The other day signs seemed to show that the coronavirus outbreak was dying down. Death rates seemed to be dropping and Chinese citizens were heading back to work. Maybe things wouldn’t be as bad as feared. This optimism, it appears, was unfounded...

Five Ways to ‘Live Below Your Means’

It’s not often one comes across sound, concise advice. So when I came across the following statement the other day, I took notice: “Live below your means.” This advice, writes Dr. Patrick Fagan, was given to a group of professional therapists...

American Schools are Focusing on Diversity at History’s Expense

The 1619 Project. By now many of us have either viewed ads about, seen references to, or read directly from this initiative of The New York Times, which marks four centuries since slaves first came to America. It sounds like an admirable...

Tough Teachers: The Way to Student Success?

I’m a bit of a softy. Thus, when it comes to passing out awards for the best behaved or the most exemplary performance in the weekly preschool class I teach, it’s hard to say no to the many eyes which plead with me for a sticker. It’s easy to set...

Sex and Society: What History Tells Us About the Effects of Sexual Freedom

I had a nagging thought while on my way to work this morning. It never quite coalesced until I read an article in The Guardian entitled “Happy ever after: why writers are falling out of love with marriage.” Author Mia Levitin put into words what I...

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...

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