Chuck Sigars has been writing his weekly column for Beacon newspapers, “Chuck’s World,” since 2001. You would think he’d be better at it by now.
Born in southern California in 1958, Chuck grew up mostly in Phoenix, Ariz. before moving to the Pacific Northwest in 1983.
An award-winning college actor and playwright (very small awards, some of them only theoretical), Chuck soon turned his attention to becoming an inept father, husband and homeowner, mining his misadventures for public amusement.
He is the father of two children, Beth (27) and John (22), and has been married to Julie Kae Sigars, a musician, college professor and Presbyterian minister (someone in the family had to have a real job), since 1983.
Chuck is the author of three books, "The World According to Chuck" (2004), "Mr. Chuck Explains It All" (2007), and "50 Is The New Nothing" (2011), which can be found languishing in the cellar at Amazon.com or in a couple of bookstores in Texas.
A new quasi-memoir, "Learning to Walk," is scheduled to be published in early summer 2012, assuming he finishes it and/or figures out what he wants to be when he grows up.
Chuck has a website (www.chucksigars.com), a blog, and half a dozen email addresses, although he can usually be reached at email@example.com.
Or you can often find him in his backyard, trying to start his lawnmower and acknowledging the superior life form status of blackberry brambles. Try not to sneak up on him; he spooks easily.
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By Chuck Sigars - Mar 25I heard a linguist say the most beautiful thing the other day, which is an interesting sentence to write, but true. He was on NPR, discussing ...
By Chuck Sigars - Mar 11A lion pads through the jungle, looking for prey. He comes across a rhinoceros, cooling itself in a river. “Look at you,” says the lion in ...
By Chuck Sigars - Jun 20It’s been six years this month since the late Sen. Ted Stevens of Alaska entered the Catchphrase Hall of Fame. Speaking on the Senate floor, ...
By Chuck Sigars - Mar 18An old friend and I were talking about things when I brought up something entirely irrelevant, which is just the way I roll. My brain is sort of ...
By Chuck Sigars - Mar 04I flew back into Seattle from Austin Saturday night, and the pilot made the point that it was all backward. It was cloudy, rainy and 34 degrees in ...