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 Good Friday Remembrance from the Heart of the Holocaust

(This story was originally published by Intellectual Takeout on March 29, 2018.) That the most important weekend in Christendom is fraught with busyness is hard to deny. New clothes, chocolate bunnies, egg hunts, and time with family make it easy...

How Women Can Determine Which Men Will Be Successful in Life

“What are your long-term goals in life?” is a typical question posed by employers to job applicants. It’s a question many people hate answering. But a young college-age friend of mine has the best answer I’ve ever heard. Without batting an eye,...

Why Early Marriage Is Better Than We Thought

Classic short stories are one of my great loves. There’s no better avenue to a quick emotional payoff or a poignant lesson than a tale that is so powerful it has survived through history.  A poster child for such stories is “The Gift of the...

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...

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