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 - Jul 01For the record, I watered her plants. I’m not a gardener or a planter or even all that much of an admirer, but I was dutiful, and they got ...
By Chuck Sigars - Jun 17One score and six years ago, almost to the day, my father-in-law set forth upon this lot of land and found it wanting. He was correct, although I ...
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 - Jun 23What’s the quickest route between two geographical points? In this case, between Austria and the eastern United States? It depends. This is kind ...
By Chuck Sigars - Jun 10In the mysterious world of language and grammar, a “loanword” is not only a thing, but sort of a linguistic lie. It’s a loan the way that the ...