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

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...

How Toxic Masculinity Permeates the Intellectual Takeout Office

When the #MeToo movement was at its height some months ago, I threw my shoulders back, took a deep breath, and let loose with my own story of the “toxic masculinity” I have experienced while working as the sole female in an entirely male office....

Alexandra Tolstoy and the Appeal of a Simple Life

“Have you ever heard of Alexandra Tolstoy?” Responding to this question with a bit of a blank stare, my friend flourished his smartphone and began showing me a few pictures from Tolstoy’s Instagram page. One was of Tolstoy and her small daughter...

What One Professor Learned While Teaching Conservative Political Theory to Liberal Students

Several years ago, liberal professor Jonathan Haidt made a surprising statement about today’s college students. Explaining their inability to handle conflict or anything contrary to their own opinions, Haidt noted: This makes it impossible to...

The Missing Link in Rising Depression Rates?

We’re currently in the throes of winter. Or perhaps that’s second winter, or even third. With the multiple rounds of snow and cold, it’s easy to lose track of where we are. For those of us in northern climes, it’s easy to get the winter blues. A...

How to Know If You’re Truly ‘In Love’

Today’s young people have a hard time saying, “I love you” to their significant others. At least that’s one of the conclusions Lisa Bonos draws in a recent Washington Post article. As she explains, the rise of technology, the increase of options,...

Evidence Suggests Some Schools are Finally Freeing Students from the Bonds of Mediocrity

By now, many parents know there is something seriously wrong with the average American school. Time and again, children go into the school system as bright bundles of energy, curious about the surrounding world, and time and again, they stagger...

Why Are Young Men No Longer Solid Providers?

Syndicated columnist Carolyn Hax recently published an interesting online conversation she had with some of her readers. The conversation revolved around the 27-year-old son (“Ron”) of one reader, who is smart, has a college degree, but works a low-...

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