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 By Chuck Sigars    Opinion 

Discovering my inner dragon after all these years | Chuck's World

My father-in-law was visiting one summer when my kids were little, and he came across one of those parenting magazines that were always hanging around the coffee table. He laughed,... — Updated 10/16/2020

 
 By Chuck Sigars    Opinion

The screen is always greener on the other side | Chuck's World

Toward the beginning of COVID time, I made a half-serious joke. A half-joke. It was along the lines of, “I’m eating plain flour tortillas, watching cat videos, and shopping... — Updated 10/3/2020

 
 By Chuck Sigars    Opinion

The boy who lived, and other fun facts | Chuck's World

All of us will occasionally find ourselves standing in the kitchen, wondering why we went in there. In the age of COVID, I'm pretty sure this happens a lot. This has led me to... — Updated 10/2/2020

 
 By Chuck Sigars    Opinion

Just humor me for a moment | Chuck's World

My grandson is nearly 7 years old, a remarkable child in many ways, bright and curious, but also very much a normal kid. By which I mean he’s discovered puns, right on time. I’m... — Updated 9/11/2020

 
 By Chuck Sigars    Opinion

No silver bullets, just silver linings | Chuck's World

Whatever this is, I’ve been doing it for five months now. And so have you, obviously. While the “same storm, different boats” concept is also obvious, five months is enough ti... — Updated 9/11/2020

 
 By Chuck Sigars    Opinion

What I did on my summer vacation | Chuck's World

We would have stayed home this summer, pandemic or not. It’s what we do in the summers, and we have reasons. And the biggest one is that, after nearly 40 years of living in... — Updated 8/21/2020

 
 By Chuck Sigars    Opinion

No silver bullets, just silver linings \ Chuck's World

Whatever this is, I’ve been doing it for five months now. And so have you, obviously. While the “same storm, different boats” concept is also obvious, five months is enough ti... — Updated 8/12/2020

 
 By Chuck Sigars    Opinion

Chuck's World | Chasing Chevy and other July memories

The calendars are just mocking me now. And they’re everywhere. My computer monitor. My phone, my tablet, my fitness tracker, my car. My microwave. Every appliance in my home, in... — Updated 7/24/2020

 
 By Chuck Sigars    Opinion

Chuck's World: The smoker in the store

I have a funny story about Father's Day and this newspaper column, although it's possible I've told it before. It's also possible it's not funny. I'm pretty sure about the holiday.... — Updated 6/19/2020

 
 By Chuck Sigars    Opinion

Chuck's World | What the children know

I can revisit my childhood anytime I wish, dropping in at a moment’s notice, connecting with my earliest memories on a whim. I lived on Google Street, just two clicks from you.... — Updated 6/5/2020

 
 By Chuck Sigars    Opinion

Chuck's World: The long walk, and the sounds of silence

My shorts were right where I left them last fall, rolled up on a bottom shelf. The warm weather had sent me off on a scavenger hunt for comfortable clothes that didn't resemble... — Updated 5/15/2020

 
 By Chuck Sigars    Opinion

Chuck's World | Warning: Column may contain salty language

Google knows what I'm up to. This shouldn't be a surprise, although I'm always surprised. Of course, any search engine worth its salt will recognize patterns, including (and maybe... — Updated 5/1/2020

 
 By Chuck Sigars    Opinion

Chuck's World | Sunday in the store with me

I woke up on Easter morning last week, completely unprepared for a miracle. I guess that's a little obvious. Miracles are pretty much always surprises, by definition. I was awake... — Updated 4/24/2020

 
 By Chuck Sigars    Opinion

Chuck's World | Fading colors, sudden waves, surprising hope

I honestly can't remember my marriage vows. It was a quick wedding, impromptu even, although as I recall it was conventional. I don't think I agreed to anything untoward. There... — Updated 4/3/2020

 
 By Chuck Sigars    Opinion

Chuck's World | We're all untouchables now

I was standing in line this past weekend, watching a symphony of social unease played in a minor queue. There were just a few of us in line, and we were twitchy. I could be... — Updated 3/23/2020

 
 By Chuck Sigars    Opinion

Chuck's World | Watching the men and their flowers

I slipped in and out of the grocery store on Valentine’s Day, getting what I needed quickly and trying not to stare. It’s become an annual adventure, observing the mating ritual... — Updated 3/1/2020

 
 By Chuck Sigars    Opinion

Chuck Sigars | A simple gift in a troubling time

I said goodbye to two old friends last week, although it was hardly sad, and not really goodbye anyway. A favorite television show ended, for one thing. I watched the finale and... — Updated 2/7/2020

 
 By Chuck Sigars    Opinion

Chuck's World | Living with the big chill

It’s a little cold, which is as cold as it gets where we live. To be fair, I mean. This region hasn’t seen single-digit temperatures in decades, and it’s not likely to in the... — Updated 1/17/2020

 
 By Chuck Sigars    Opinion

Looking back, looking forward, looking up | Chuck's World

Three years ago, I thought I was so smart. It was a bad year, that one. Not only did a presidential election roil us in 2016, unleashing spasms of disbelief and nastiness, but we... — Updated 1/3/2020

 
 By Chuck Sigars    Opinion

Chuck's World | The golden ticket is only a little gray

There are at least two axioms that I rely on in this life. There might be a few more. It’s possible there’s a box in the garage marked “axioms” that I’ve forgotten about.... — Updated 12/24/2019

 
 By Chuck Sigars    Opinion

Chuck's World | The detritus of the digital age

I was rummaging through the universal hall closet the other day, which in my case was an actual closet. In your case, it could be something else. You’ve got one, though. It could... — Updated 12/6/2019

 
 By Chuck Sigars    Opinion

Chuck's World: The Nostadamus of 1953

Does the name Doug Forcett ring a bell? I’m not suggesting it should. I had to look it up, and I’m writing this thing. Doug Forcett is a minor character on the NBC sitcom “The... — Updated 11/15/2019

 
 By Chuck Sigars    Opinion

Chuck's World | Watching for the scary part

I should just take the week off. I don’t know anything about Halloween. Apparently I was sick the day they explained it. I understand the basics. I remember some fun Halloweens as... — Updated 11/1/2019

 
 By Chuck Sigars    Opinion

Keeping it clear and vivid for as long as possible l Chuck's World

I’d like to state for the record that I consider Alan Alda to be a national treasure. I’m going to write a bit about Alda, so I wanted to be up front about my personal... — Updated 9/6/2019

 
 By Chuck Sigars    Opinion

Keeping it clear and vivid for as long as possible l Chuck's World

I’d like to state for the record that I consider Alan Alda to be a national treasure. I’m going to write a bit about Alda, so I wanted to be up front about my personal... — Updated 9/5/2019

 

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