Tara Lynn Johnson

Writer ~ Creator ~ Enthusiastic Audience Member

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No joke

I first heard this song by an artist I’ve loved for several years sometime in early 2018. For weeks after first hearing it, I had it on repeat forever, and for a while, it made me cry every time I’d listen.

Fast forward a year and she performs it on The Grammys, with her long-time bandmates and collaborators, as the most-nominated artist of the year. This now three-time Grammy winner is someone many people probably have never even heard of, but that’s changing, rapidly.

My favorite part of this particular performance, a tune she’s performed a zillion times since By The Way, I Forgive You came out (and that I’ve seen a zillion times on YouTube), is her glee, jumping up and down after nailing the vocals. I couldn’t help but smile watching that as this somewhat unsung artist was thrust into the spotlight after years of hard work, and with such beautiful, emotional songwriting and storytelling.

Enjoy The Joke by Brandi Carlile.

Here’s the official video in case the CBS broadcast version won’t play where you are.

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

It’s such a good feeling, a very good feeling… at least that was my experience after watching the documentary about Mister Rogers, Won’t You Be My Neighbor.

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In Cheese United States

Costco offered a 27-pound bucket of mac and cheese and it sold out quickly. At the same time, the United States has a backlog of processed cheese that could be turned into a wheel as big as the U.S. Capitol.

I have so. many. questions.

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Waking in Winter

I’m backwards. When most people are settling in for Winter and human forms of hibernation, I’m getting ready to head back out into the world (so to speak), including spending time in this space.

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