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

Religion and Cultural Friction: Are the Two Related?

Republicans and Democrats today rarely agree on anything. So it’s not surprising that a new Pew Research report shows them at odds again. This time, the disagreement is on religion and its influence in society. Roughly two-thirds of Republicans...

How Americans Select Their Dictators

When it comes to selecting a candidate for president, how do you choose? The answer seems like a no-brainer to some: simply choose the person whose ideology most closely aligns with your own. But if a recent article from The Wall Street...

How to Make Friends as a Lonely Adult

Late this summer I met with several recent college graduates for lunch. We were chatting away when one of them fired off a question that caught me by surprise. “Annie,” this young lady asked, “what did you do to make friends?” I suddenly...

Cohabitation: Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places?

Pew Research recently released a new study on the state of marriage and cohabitation in the U.S. I boldly flew in for a look. I should have braced myself first. Like so many other time-tested practices these days, marriage is in a state of...

The 'OK Boomer' Meme Comes From a Place of Insecurity

A friend of mine recently saw the new Joker movie. As he explained the plot to me, it was evident that he was unimpressed. Perhaps disturbed is a better word. He found the treatment of older people, many of whom were portrayed as inept or...

What’s Behind the Explosion of Pet Costumes?

I did a double take reading a headline on The Conversation the other day. It appears that pets plus Halloween makes for a lucrative enterprise: Americans are expected to spend US $8.8 billion on candy, costumes and decorations this year – or $...

Socialism and the City: Is There a Connection?

I took a breather from work the other week and trotted off to visit a friend. While there, I spent some time in the North Carolina mountains. They were beautiful. Winding roads. Soaring slopes. Mountain streams and lakes. The paintbrush of fall...

Psychoanalyst: Forget Political Correctness, Kids Need Both Parents

When I was a young college student, trying to feel my way through classes and take assignments seriously, I dutifully weighed in on an online discussion board with a few thoughts on the disadvantages children raised in single parent homes face....

America: Ripe for Communist Revolution?

Positive views of socialism are growing. Forty-two percent of Americans hold a positive view of the ideology in a recent Pew Research report. A Gallup poll placed socialism’s favorability at 36 percent only a decade ago. Why the growing numbers...

Women Can’t Have It All

Oct. 11 marks the International Day of the Girl. An initiative by the United Nations, the Day of the Girl aims “to help galvanize worldwide enthusiasm for goals to better girls’ lives, providing an opportunity for them to show leadership and...

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