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

A Scrunchie-Wearing Man Just Doesn't Cut It

If you lived through the 1990s, then you endured some repellent clothing trends. Mom jeans. Denim overalls. Flannel shirts. Scrunchies. I rocked that last one. I still remember my favorite: green with little white daisies on it. To my surprise...

How PC Humor Signals an Anxious Society

In my late teens I ran across a 1942 book entitled “They Loved to Laugh,” by Kathryn Worth. “What a great title,” I thought, mostly because I, too, love to laugh. There’s something so delightful about seeing the funny side of mundane life, and...

Why Are Boys Still Attracted to Farming?

While scrolling through Facebook the other day, I came across a video intriguingly titled, “Why Boys Still Want to Be Farmers + Why that’s OK.” Clicking on the link, I got a brief glimpse into the life of farm father Justin Rhodes, his two...

Doctor: Facts on Biological Sex Differences Are Being Ignored

Leonard Sax is a family medical doctor who has often demonstrated his commitment to common sense approaches to life. This is particularly clear in his comments on modern child-rearing. As he once bluntly noted, today’s children are “immersed in a...

#NationalSpinachDay: Why Our Constant Fabrication of Holidays Expresses a Sacred Yearning

For those who frequent Twitter with any regularity, hardly a day goes by that’s not denoted as National-Something-or-Other-Day. For example, March 26th happens to be “National Spinach Day,” which I conveniently – albeit unknowingly –...

Does America Need a 'Civic Great Awakening'?

When it comes to the direction of society Americans (surprisingly) agree: things are not getting better. That’s the conclusion one quickly draws from a recent Pew Research report which asks what America will look like in 2050. As the chart below...

Five Simple Dating Tips Today’s Young People Have Forgotten

Professor Kerry Cronin and her famous dating class at Boston College are back in the news. This time it is Elizabeth Bernstein of The Wall Street Journal who unpacks Dr. Cronin’s class, the young Generation Z students who take it, and the reasons...

Three-Quarters of Parents ‘Adulting’ for Their Grown Children

I ran across a fascinating little chart in the New York Times the other day. It described the percentage of parents who take on responsibilities that their adult children should be doing. Some of the more unbelievable ones include wake-up calls (15...

Life Lessons from a Modern-Day Lighthouse Keeper

When I was around 10 years old, my family discovered our ideal vacation spot in northern Minnesota. As tent campers, we loved that there were no RVs allowed. As lovers of peaceful nature, we loved that each of the 20 campsites were secluded. And as...

The Secret to Having Model Manners

One day early last summer, we pulled our Alcuin Interns out of their normal work routine at Intellectual Takeout and informed them that they would be having a professional development day. This professional development involved going to a fancy club...

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