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 - Aug 26I was leaving the building when I passed an old friend, also getting ready to leave for the day, so we said our goodbyes and then he casually ...
By Chuck Sigars - Aug 12My son is an arachnophobe, and he’s not alone. As with others, his reaction to spiders is irrational, extreme and very real. Lots of people don’t ...
By Chuck Sigars - Aug 19I’m not nearly as sentimental and starry-eyed as you think I am. Not nearly. About some things, sure. Family. Babies. Good times, old times, ...
By Chuck Sigars - Aug 05For all the talk about screen time, about an entire society walking around busy streets with their eyes on their phones, it’d be easy to imagine ...