This Bank Robber's Life an autobiography penned by Paddy Mitchell

We’re back!

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!

Pink Flamingos

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

Announcement: A song for Paddy

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: … Continue reading Announcement: A song for Paddy

Noble Vigilance

 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

The Real Thing: Paddy Mitchell

(This piece was written in January 2007, shortly before Paddy’s death, by Jeffrey Bell,  a friend of Paddy’s at Butner Medical Centre.) “THE REAL THING:  PADDY MITCHELL”         By:     JEFFREY S. BELL In prison, you meet a lot of bank robbers – at least you meet a lot of guys who claim to be bank robbers.   Some may have committed less glamorous crimes so they become bank … Continue reading The Real Thing: Paddy Mitchell

Third batch of photos

This is the third batch of photos from Paddy Mitchell’s reception on January 25, 2007 at St. Anthony’s. Click on any photo to see a larger version of it. If you have any photos from the event that you’d like to share on Paddy’s blog, please email them to Thanks! The crowd at St. Anthony’s: Sharon and Jimmy Allen: Sharon Allen, Kevin Mitchell and Lynda Warman: … Continue reading Third batch of photos

Second batch of photos

This is the second batch of photos, all taken at Paddy Mitchell’s reception at St. Anthony’s Soccer Club on January 25th, 2007. Click on any photo to see a larger version of it. Check back later: more photos are coming! Ron Corbett and Willy Stewart: Clippings: Brian Doyle and friends: Susan Scruton and Lynda Warman: Willy Stewart and Kevin Mitchell: Lynda and Ron Warman: Joanne … Continue reading Second batch of photos