Paddy’s Last Word Series # 4: Out of the frying pan, into the blizzard

[Note: This is the fourth of Paddy Mitchell’s seven final blog entries, written shortly before his death on January 14, 2007, and mailed to Ottawa to be posted on his blog. The series is being published posthumously between January 21 and January 25th.]  I don’t know if the term “history repeats itself” is appropriate here, but I was just listening to my radio and heard a news broadcast … Continue reading Paddy’s Last Word Series # 4: Out of the frying pan, into the blizzard

Paddy’s Last Words Series #3: Times have changed

[Note: This is the third of Paddy Mitchell’s seven final blog entries, written shortly before his death on January 14, 2007, and mailed to Ottawa to be posted on his blog. The series is being published posthumously between January 21 and January 25th.]  Did you get to read the piece about Samantha?   Because of the delay between my writing on this blog and my receiving it via snail-mail … Continue reading Paddy’s Last Words Series #3: Times have changed

Paddy’s Last Words Series #2: Chick Lit has changed

[Note: This is the second of Paddy Mitchell’s seven final blog entries, written shortly before his death on January 14, 2007, and mailed to Ottawa to be posted on his blog. The series is being published posthumously between January 21 and January 25th.]  These places afford people (inmates) plenty of time to read.   Dozens of periodicals come every day in the mail; newspapers come daily from all over the … Continue reading Paddy’s Last Words Series #2: Chick Lit has changed

Paddy’s Last Words Series #1: Tool Man

[Note: This is the first of Paddy Mitchell’s seven final blog entries, written shortly before his death on January 14, 2007, and mailed to Ottawa to be posted on his blog. The series is being published posthumously between January 21 and January 25th.]  I was never much of a handyman; breaking more of what I set out to repair than what I fixed.  If I got a flat … Continue reading Paddy’s Last Words Series #1: Tool Man

Paddy Mitchell’s Last Words

As you probably know by now, Paddy Mitchell passed away at a high security medical facility in Butner, North Carolina on January 14th, 2007. In the two weeks leading up to his death, he continued to hand-write entries for his blog and mail them to Ottawa to be typed and posted on his blog. These last seven entries will be posted here over the next five … Continue reading Paddy Mitchell’s Last Words

UPDATE: Paddy Mitchell Memorial Announcement

TO ALL PADDY’S FRIENDS AND LOVED ONES: THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR KIND MESSAGES OF CONDOLENCE. THEY HAVE BEEN A GREAT HELP TO MY FAMILY AND I THANK EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU ALL. WE WILL BE HOLDING A MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR PADDY AT THE PINECREST MEMORIAL GARDENS 2500 BASELINE ROAD, OTTAWA WHEN: THURSDAY JANUARY 25, 2007, starting at 11:00 A.M. (service will begin … Continue reading UPDATE: Paddy Mitchell Memorial Announcement