Author Archives: Gracy Olmstead
About Gracy Olmstead
Gracy Olmstead is an associate editor at TAC. In addition to The American Conservative, she has written for The Washington Times, the Idaho Press Tribune, The Federalist, and Acculturated. Follow Gracy on Twitter @GracyOlmstead, or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.”
Modern society has denigrated a role that historically required a considerable level of craftsmanship and care.
Why the Department of Agriculture is asking veterans to join the next generation of farmers
Wendell Berry’s cure for partisanship
Less about Kim Kardashian, more thoughtful commentary
The generation’s migration to the city may bring economic growth—but will it bring long-term flourishing?
Though thought-provoking, Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar” falls short of true greatness.
This week marks the second time this year Calvin and Hobbes’ creator has drawn new artwork, after decades of silence.
Many of us are a bit Luddite when it comes to technology—and that’s good.
Voting enables each citizen to “practice the art of government in the small sphere within his reach.”
Health is important—but have we made it too important?
The new sharing economy may have consequences for the ways we engage on a civic and political level.
New data suggests marriage leads to “for richer” more often than we realize.
Though it can feel contrived, brunch offers an opportunity to keep community rituals alive.
Contra David Brooks, fear of the virus stems from statist failures and mortal anxiety—not societal isolation.
A guidebook for a year-long tour through great female scribes.
Even when high schoolers “consent” to sending photos, the consequences can be incredibly damaging.
A response to a thought-provoking question from a commenter.
They’re often so complicated, we forget what they’re for.
Money reflects our deepest desires—and may even forecast the duration of our marriages.← Older posts
from The American Conservative