When your dad shares an experience from his younger days, you learn something about who he is.
When your dad shares an experience from his younger days, you learn something about who he is. (Courtesy Mike O’Connell)
Adventures in Audio

The Adventures That Made a Super Dad

When your dad shares an experience from his younger days, you learn something about who he is.

When our fathers tell us tales of their wild youth, we usually listen closely. This is partly because hearing about pop’s bolder, bearded past is entertaining. But more importantly, when your dad shares an experience from his younger days, you learn something about who he is—which gives you a glimpse into your own origins. This week, in the run-up to Father’s Day, we bring you the story of a family that wanted to better understand the meaning behind dad’s crazy stories. What they discovered is that his pursuit of adventure was all about transforming himself into the best kind of man and parent he could be. 


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