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 - Feb 22There were two of us in the car, one in his late 20s and the other not. We were driving somewhere in north Lynnwood, back a few weeks ago on one ...
By Chuck Sigars - Feb 08I’ve had a couple of good ideas over the past few months, which strikes me as being toward the high end of my usual ratio. I’m sure I’ve gone ...
Feb 15Lasagna isn’t a difficult dish to make, although neither is a hamburger. Your results may still vary. I made lasagna a couple of weeks ago because ...
Feb 01I mentioned Groundhog Day last week, and sort of jumped the gun. I’m blaming my upper respiratory infection. Half of my brain feels stuffy, and ...