Vintage Voice—Father’s Day

Unearthing Classic Articles from Previous Issues of The Voice Magazine

Father’s Day is coming up on Sunday, June 18.  The Voice‘s writers past have dished up a plethora of father articles, and we chose these two to feature.

Getting to the heart of the matter.  Then-editor Sandra Livingston challenges some outdated views on the roles of mommas and poppas.  “Yes, pregnancy and labour are experiences that men can’t have.  But the kind of outdated thinking I encountered recently made me realize that modern men are stuck firmly between that proverbial rock and a hard place.”  Editorial – Father Bears, June 4, 2010.

Telling stories.  Bill Pollett tries to reconcile his memories with the man as he is—and once was.  “He seems like a child who has been sent to sit alone in the corner and ponder some mysterious offense he cannot begin to fathom.  I sit there spellbound by the words that come from his mouth.  I cannot take my eyes from his face.  ”  Lost & Found – A Story of my Father, November 25, 2005.