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, 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 (30) and John (25), 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 four books, the most recent of which is "Learning to Walk," a memoir of sorts, published in February 2015.
In 2013, Chuck played the title role in Winning Dad, an independent Seattle film that has attracted a bit of global attention and is currently wandering the film festival circuit, with a Seattle premiere scheduled for fall 2015.
Chuck has a website (www.chucksigars.com), a blog, and half a dozen email addresses, although he can usually be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 - Aug 24The following is an excerpt from my book, “Learning to Walk,” published in 2015. Anywhere from a few hundred to perhaps a couple of thousand ...
By Chuck Sigars - Aug 10The piano player was late. My uncle, Ron Sigars, liked to stay at this particular resort, and visit this particular lounge, and most nights he’d ...
By Chuck Sigars - Aug 17It’s been nearly three years from that September and those two weeks I spent in east Austin. Working from a rickety kitchen table, my laptop ...
By Chuck Sigars - Aug 03I know what I’m doing, and how it works. I’ve written in this space for 15 years, and being a digital pack rat from the early days, all 750 or so ...