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

The Anti-Feminist Message Hidden in ‘Little Women’

I’ve been bombarded with ads for the new “Little Women” movie for the last few months. It appears Google knows my preferences well, because, yes, I am curious to see it. But even while I’m curious, I’m also a tad apprehensive. Dana Stevens’...

Christmas After Communism: One Man’s Story

During the holiday season I usually come across at least one social media picture of families seeking to give back. This can be through serving a meal at a homeless shelter, volunteering at Feed My Starving Children, or even packing a shoebox for...

Righting the Chaos in an Increasingly Strange World

I’ve noticed a common theme in many conversations this last year. They’re peppered with variations of the refrain, “It’s strange out there.” That line is often tacked on to the end of conversations about politics, culture, or some news item that...

It’s Time to Declutter Your Kids’ Calendars

Americans of all backgrounds have tried Marie Kondo’s methods of decluttering their homes. Could that decluttering itch be spreading to their lives as well? I asked this question after reading an article in The Washington Post by Megan Nix, who...

Avoiding Stupidity in the Age of Pregnant and Period-Producing Men

There are a lot of unbelievable things happening in our world today. So many, that it’s easy to ignore them as they whip by us like the Wicked Witch of the West’s hoard of flying monkeys. But some things are just too remarkable to ignore. The...

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...

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