Hello Everyone! The first printing of my father’s autobiography, This Bank Robber’s Life: The Life and Fast Times of Patrick “Paddy” Mitchell sold out fast. People keep asking for it, and demand is growing as a result of buzz about the making of a major motion picture about Paddy and the Stopwatch Gang. For these reasons, it gives me great pleasure to announce a second … Continue reading We’re back!
By JEFFREY S. BELL (Jeffrey Bell was a good friend of Paddy’s and a fellow writer at the Butner Medical Centre.) We still – Paddy’s friends – share stories and anecdotes about him. The other day, I was walking the track with Mike, a buddy of Paddy’s from his days in Leavenworth. Back in the day, Mike was a bank robber in San Diego, where Paddy’s Stop … Continue reading The Puzzle Master
You can now listen to ON THE RUN: THE BALLAD OF PADDY MITCHELL on David Britten’s website. The CD is comprised of 14 songs, and David has made Paddy’s song available online to everybody. (Thank you David!) Continue reading UPDATE! On the Run: The Ballad of Paddy Mitchell
By Jeffrey S. Bell (Note: Jeffrey Bell was a good friend of Paddy’s and a fellow writer at Butner Medical Center. Paddy particularly liked this story.) Stephen Ryder was trekking through time. His mode of transmigration wasn’t a DeLorean or an H.G. Wells style time sled, but a red Porsche convertible. And his time portal happened to be the Pennsylvania Turnpike. As he sped west … Continue reading Pink Flamingos
We would like to bring your attention to an absolutely beautiful song entitled “On the Run,” which has just been released and is dedicated to Patrick Mitchell. The song was written by Ottawa musician David Britten. The CD, which also includes 13 other songs, is being sold for $15.00 U.S. or $15.00 Cdn. (Postage and mailing included in the price). To order, please contact: email@example.com … Continue reading Announcement: A song for Paddy
by Jeffrey S. Bell “Not to worry Jeff, your team can still come back and win. It’s not over.” Though Paddy was very sick, his eyes still had that mischievious twinkle, and he still was the eternal optimist – always finding the positive in the situations and people around him. It was January 8. He had invited me up to watch Ohio State, my alma mater, play Florida … Continue reading Final Days
by Jeffrey S. Bell If we remain present in our experience, we’ll discover teachings all around us. I’m an inmate volunteer in the hospice program at a federal medical center. Our mission is to provide comfort and aid to the terminally ill patients incarcerated here. My most recent patient, Paddy, suffered from lung and brain cancer. Paddy was a very gracious man who though terminally … Continue reading Noble Vigilance