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 - Sep 30I walked out onto my front porch last Sunday night, a little after sundown, and there it was. The moon, slightly larger than normal and red, or at ...
By Chuck Sigars - Sep 16After an ugly, 80-minute mid-morning commute to the airport, following my standard self-induced stress over packing, not to mention an overbooked ...
By Chuck Sigars - Sep 23There are these juggling balls. I’m not sure where they came from, but they were in my daughter’s house, and so I did what came naturally. Anyone ...
By Chuck Sigars - Sep 09The pharmacist who was getting some prescriptions readily asked me if I’d had a flu shot yet. “I did,” I told him, thinking it was a weird ...