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 - Sep 28I don’t want to break the fourth wall here, or touch the third rail, or pull back the curtain or whatever I’m not supposed to do but will do ...
By Chuck Sigars - Sep 14Who among us hasn’t wrestled with big, existential questions by watching old episodes of “The Office” from time to time? Or delved back into the ...
By Chuck Sigars - Sep 21“I wish I were 58,” my neighbor said the other day, so that’s a new one. I can’t remember ever hearing that particular wish before, although it’s ...
By Chuck Sigars - Sep 07I’m not particularly interested in this year’s general election, which is not to say that I’m uninterested. Just not particularly. That is, I pay ...