16 June 2006
Jake Warga has a problem with Father's Day. The celebration, he writes, "will eventually become a 'holiday' to remind us of what's missing." After his father died, Jake found an old cassette tape. On the tape was an interview his Dad made with him while he was a toddler. Jake's story was one of several rifts on Dad we aired. Others include essays by Jay Allison, Nance Olesen and a piece called My Dad's Records, which aired on the CBC's Outfront show. We also aired a bit of Paul Westerberg singing about his old man ("My Dad" from the Folker album). Happy Dad's Day.