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 - Nov 25As I spent 19 hours in the cold and dark last week, fewer than some and more than others, I was struck eventually by a sudden awareness that this ...
By Chuck Sigars - Nov 11At one point in my life, I had a goal. I no longer have it, because I’ve reached it. Six years later, but still. Cross this one off. I can tell ...
By Chuck Sigars - Nov 18I am the early riser in this household, giving me the privilege of serving as the universal moral compass for all that is right and is good. By ...
By Chuck Sigars - Nov 04I lost most of my interest in Halloween around the age of 11. I had also long given up on the tooth fairy, etc. It was a childhood thing. Of ...