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Story by Chuck Tackett Get You Some Business: Cease Playing Dime Store Psychologists Bill Maher, comic/activist – “You like kids and families? Great!! You do you. But for millions of others, getting a good night’s sleep, not sharing a remote, or changing a dirty diaper, never having a relationship talk, or listen to a passive-aggressive […]

American Girl is committed to introducing more diverse characters to its best-selling range, and the most recent arrival to the AG family is part of its inclusivity efforts. Kira Bailey, the Mattel brand’s “2021 Girl of the Year,” is a 10-year-old from Michigan committed to conservation action. She made her first appearance on Dec. 31 […]

Story by Chuck Tackett Our Home Country Is Where the Hatred Lives James Baldwin, Civil Rights activist – “We can disagree and still love each other unless your disagreement is rooted in my oppression and denial of my humanity and right to exist.” Martin Luther King Jr., Civil Rights activist – “We must face the […]

Story by Chuck Tackett John Krasinski’s SNL Episode: Am I Missing Something? First of all, I have never seen an episode of “The Office,” or the Netflix series, “Jack Ryan.” With that declaration, I am not very familiar with the actor John Krasinski.  If you are a regular reader of mine, you know I am […]

Story by Chuck Tackett KUDOS MS. SHAYMALA GOPOLAN. YOU KNEW THE DEAL. Author “Caste: The Origins of our Discontents” Isabel Wilkerson – “They (Non-White immigrants) faced the painful dilemma of either rejecting the lowest caste of indigenous African Americans or making common cause with those who fought so that they could enter the country, to […]

Story by Chuck Tackett Can Righteous Values Bloom During Unprecedented Barbarism? Allow me to paraphrase a quote that I showcased in last week’s Chuck’s Chat for 11/26/20. Horror movie aficionado Eli Roth stated what scares him the most about disaster movies is the human reaction to it and how people behave when the rules of […]

Story by Chuck Tackett Thank You, Eli Roth: I Feel So Vindicated “Horror is the outland genre of cinema. Some people fear it. Others don’t respect it. That renegade status lets it go places no other genre can reach. Great horror films entertain and provoke us. They put society under a microscope, making us question […]

Story by Chuck Tackett It’s Not My Job To Provide Comfort To Trifling Ass Trumplicans “It was as if my very presence in the White House had triggered a deep-seated panic, a sense that the natural order had been disrupted, which is exactly what Donald Trump understood when he started peddling assertions, that I had […]

Story by Chuck Tackett Sean Connery’s Controversial Remarks Arise Again Following His Death “Never throw the first punch, but if anyone, regardless if it is a boy or a girl, puts their hands on you, beat their ass” Louise Trahan-Tackett my mother That bit of advice was handed down to me by my mother. When […]

Story by Chuck Tackett The Haunting Of Bly Manor “Dead doesn’t necessarily mean gone.” Flora Wingrave The Haunting of Bly Manor A couple of weeks ago, on Saturday, October 23rd, I was in the mood for some comedy relief, so I tuned in to watch “Saturday Night Live.” At the time, I had no idea […]


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