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 - May 25There is a fifth season, and it is upon us. I know about such things. I’ve come to think of it as Wistful Season, and I’ve seen the best minds of ...
May 11Mike Royko, the Pulitzer Prize-winning Chicago newspaper columnist, who died nearly 20 years ago, produced a grand total of more than 7,500 ...
By Chuck Sigars - May 18In a naked plea for sympathy, which now that I think of it I’m pretty sure I don’t do often enough in this space, it’s been kind of rough writing ...
By Chuck Sigars - May 04“What’s this thing called?” I asked my wife. It’s the oldest trick in the book, asking a question in order to obtain information you previously ...