Author Archives: Gracy Olmstead
About Gracy Olmstead
Gracy Olmstead is a writer and journalist located outside Washington, D.C. 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.
To be fully human, we need to put down our phones for a while.
With actual churches failing to provide community and sustenance, Millennials are turning to trendy workout classes.
The Grapes of Wrath and its vision of enslavement to big agribusiness isn’t just our past—it is our present too.
If you devoured books for simply utilitarian reasons, you’re not alone. So give it a rest.
To avoid widespread tribalism and alienation we must commit to rebuilding anew.
Our bodies are hollowed out with pain, yet it’s in that sacrifice that true happiness lies.
For my Grandpa, walking was about a series of stories: a process of taking it in, and when I was with him, sharing.
His new show focuses too much on Etsy-style arts and crafts, but it’s worth watching anyway. Here’s why.
The president’s tariffs are hammering agriculture but it’s the annual farm bill that first set this unsustainable course.
The show tosses the treasured Avonlea plot lines in favor of confronting racism and gender roles, cross-dressing, and a ‘queer soirée.’
Polls find the politics of place has intensified—even though we all contending with the same problems.
The iconic bookstore chain, by trading books for cafés and Legos, has forgotten its telos and guaranteed its downfall.
Chip and Joanna Gaines won hearts on their show “Fixer Upper.” But can they stay relatable as their brand expands?
New book says the faith provides room for disagreement, nuance–even flexibility.
As our power to artificially sustain life grows, the harder it becomes to determine who, when or if it’s right to stop such efforts.
Despite modern innovations, we somehow ‘just know’ how to do things the right way.
Winsomeness and gentlemanliness are being undermined by the online race to rage.
With everything corporatized and everyone in their own bubbles, can the media still function as it needs to?
Stressed-out farmers today only grow food for global consumption, and that is leading to a crisis at home.
It isn’t just about “happily ever after.” It’s about community, and the lack of it is tearing our marriages apart.← Older posts
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