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 Rise and Fall of the American Girl Doll Company?

The other day the American Girl doll store at Minnesota’s Mall of America announced it would be closing its doors. It’s been years since I walked through the store looking for gifts for some young relatives; nevertheless, I still felt a twinge of...

Equality for All Women… Except for Working Mothers?

Earlier this week researchers from Essex University made what might be considered a rather obvious announcement: working mothers are stressed. I can almost hear mothers around the world yelling, “This is news?! We could have told you that without...

A 1913 Prescription for ‘Toxic Masculinity’

If recent headlines are any indication, it seems that masculinity is destined to be the word of the year. Between shaving commercials, official guidelines from the American Psychological Association, and viral videos depicting “disrespectful” teen...

Can Children Really Be Raised ‘Without the Concept of Sin’?

Working for an online publication naturally brings a lot of feedback from those in the trenches. These reports are fascinating, for they give a snippet view of what real families in every day America are experiencing. One such piece of recent...

Physician Explains What's Wrong with the APA's Masculinity Guidelines

Family medical doctor and psychologist Leonard Sax has garnered a reputation for being a voice of common sense when it comes to matters of parenting. According to Sax, today’s children operate in a “culture of disrespect,” a culture which many...

Why Can’t Schools Produce Well-Rounded Adults?

While going about my morning duties, I happened to glance at the topics trending on Twitter. One particular hashtag stuck out: #IWishSchoolHadTaughtMe. Intrigued, I clicked on the hashtag and began reading the very honest opinions of average...

Why I’m a ‘Misogynist’

I’ve received any number of insults in the years since I began writing publicly. Lest you feel sorry for me, let me state up front that insults are a fact of life that any writer must learn to roll with, particularly if one writes for an online...

How America Let the Culture of Disrespect Get Out of Hand

By now, you have likely seen the California McDonald’s fight that is making its way around the internet. As Yahoo explains, the fight began when a young mother asked several teens to leave the McDonald’s play area where her two young...

Why One College is Making Cooking Class Mandatory for Chemistry Students

When I was growing up, my mom had my sister and me plan and make meals for the family from time to time. I admit, my sister was much more creative with this exercise. She liked picking things with fancy names, such as “Celery Victor” or the...

Was There a Star of Bethlehem? An Astronomer Presents the Evidence.

Christmas is over, right? Or so many of us think. But before the Christmas season ran from Thanksgiving to December 25th, as it does today, the first few days of January were a major part of the Christmas celebration. The “Twelve Days of...

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