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 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 - Apr 27It’s been a longstanding practice of mine to stop listening when someone near me starts talking about the past in a particular way. This would be ...
By Chuck Sigars - Apr 13I had a video chat with my grandson the other day. “Whose that?” his mother asked, and he looked at my face and raised an eyebrow just like ...
By Chuck Sigars - Apr 20My favorite word in English is “tautology.” I would use it all the time if I remembered that it was my favorite word, but I forget. This is part ...
By Chuck Sigars - Apr 06Every night from Sunday through Thursday, a group of us would arrive at a Central Phoenix healthcare facility around 10 p.m., ready to work. We ...