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 in 1958, 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 (27) and John (22), 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 three books, "The World According to Chuck" (2004), "Mr. Chuck Explains It All" (2007), and "50 Is The New Nothing" (2011), which can be found languishing in the cellar at Amazon.com or in a couple of bookstores in Texas.
A new quasi-memoir, "Learning to Walk," is scheduled to be published in early summer 2012, assuming he finishes it and/or figures out what he wants to be when he grows up.
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 - May 22I have mowed the same lawn for a quarter of a century. I mowed it before it was even a lawn. I mowed it when it was just gestating, just beginning ...
By Chuck Sigars - May 08There are, as I write, 40-odd days until the summer solstice. Then, being the Pacific Northwest, we have another three weeks (at least) past that ...
By Chuck Sigars - May 15I was at Volunteer Park in Seattle a couple of weeks ago, during one of our many beautiful May evenings here in our post-Mayan Apocalypse world, ...
By Chuck Sigars - May 01The late Kurt Vonnegut was once a graduate student in anthropology. By all accounts (i.e., his professors), he was not in his natural element, ...