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

Obamacare Spurring a Return to Health Care Co-ops

With the arrival of January 1st, many Americans are experiencing more than the turn of the New Year; they’re also experiencing major hikes in their insurance premiums. As Slate’s Helaine Olen puts it, “The bill for the health care expansion is...

A Job Listing That Confirms Our Fears about Americans

The Huffington Post unearthed a humorous gem in the want ads the other day. Posting on JournalismJobs.com, a small town Idaho newspaper owner named Dan Hammes offered a reporter job to an individual “who reads.” The description declares: It...

Is Archaeology Increasingly Proving the Bible to Be a Reliable Source of History?

While looking through headlines the other day, the opening of one in particular caught my eye: “Archaeological Discoveries Prove Jesus Existed.” Clicking through to the article, I found an interview with author Robert Hutchinson, who describes...

The Pushback Against Preschool

With reports coming out that typical preschool programs can actually be a detriment to a child’s academic and social success, perhaps it’s not surprising that parents are looking for alternatives. One recent alternative is outdoor preschool....

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...

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