Annie Holmquist

Annie Holmquist

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Annie is a senior writer for 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

Instant New Year’s Resolutions from Ben Franklin

Ben Franklin once said, “Resolve to perform what you ought; perform without fail what you resolve.” This little ditty is heavily quoted during this time every year as people make their goals for the coming year. But what many may not realize is...

Used Bookstores Experiencing a Revival

Think Amazon is taking over the world? Think again, says Mike Rosenwald in a recent article for The Washington Post. According to Rosenwald, used book stores are experiencing a revival largely due to cheap prices and a desire for hard, material...

This Doctor Nails the Problem with American Parenting

Not long ago, the American Family Survey identified a lack of parental discipline and training as one of the biggest problems American families face. But according to family practice doctor and author Leonard Sax, that lack of discipline is...

Have Women Played a Role in the Feminization of the American Male?

Over Christmas, Business Insider ran an interesting little story written by a young millennial woman turned off by dating apps. Her piece begins by describing a conversation she had about the topic with several friends. The direction of the...

Homeschooling on the Rise Both in the U.S. and Elsewhere

Earlier this year, Breitbart news announced a startling figure: the number of homeschooled children in the U.S. rose 61.8% in the last decade. But according to a recent BBC report, the U.S. is not the only country seeing such a dramatic rise in...

When It Comes to Job Qualifications, Are Skills More Important than a College Degree?

Instead of immediately pursuing college when I graduated from high school, I took several years off and focused on other things, one of which was operating my own business. Yet when I sought to apply that business experience in another job, I found...

Two-Parent Households at an All-Time Low

In addition to being viewed as a season of religious devotion, Christmas has also become a time of family traditions and togetherness.  But will those traditions and togetherness continue if the American family disappears? According to...

Educator: Young Children Need Conversation, Not Preschool

Advocating for state-funded preschool is still a popular political move, as a potential candidate for the New Jersey governorship demonstrated earlier this week. But if early childhood educator Erika Christakis is right, politicians may want to...

Good Grief! Public School “Neutralizes” A Charlie Brown Christmas

If you’ve been following the news lately, you’ve probably heard of the kerfuffle over the Charlie Brown Christmas play at a Kentucky elementary school. According to a local newspaper, a complaint that the play included too many religious themes...

Has Feminism Caused Bad Manners?

According to The New York Times, manners are increasingly falling by the wayside, and parents are beginning to take notice. So much so, that many parents are sending their children – boys in particular – to etiquette classes which teach “old-...

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