The newsletter formerly known as a blog

Tara’s Take, the newsletter formerly known as a blog, arrives in subscribers’ inboxes on Tuesdays. Subscribe here. Tara’s Take features my thoughts on culture, entertainment, daily life, and more.

Links to a sampling of some of my favorite pieces are below. My writing has been published in The Philadelphia Inquirer, Bucks County Courier Times, Broad Street Review, Delaware Today, Main Line Today, Delaware Beach Life, Delaware Bride, The Daily Iberian, and more.


Mark Your Calendar’ for nostalgia’s haymaker

A Valentine for my true love

Life lessons at the DMV

Leonard Nimoy: An Appreciation

When there’s a 30 percent chance of a Hail Mary

Spring cacophony


New Iberia memories are best gift of all

Overcome the shy writer within

The real gift is joy

Colin Farrell as Ray Velcoro in True Detective Season 2
Colin Farrell’s mustache was the best part of True Detective season 2. ©HBO

“Rust Cohle said that time is a flat circle — we’ll do the same things over and over. I hope that’s not true because I never want to watch season 2 again...”

Fortune Cookie diaglogue, plot out of 1985

By Tara Lynn Johnson,, August 2015