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April 23, 2015

A silly & heartfelt tribute to my 2015 seniors

Note: this story was originally presented as an interactive speech during Senior Sendoff where seniors read quotes within this story I made up for them.



It’s a typical Tuesday morning about 8:30 a.m.


My mind is awake from a 55-minute cruise down not-so-easy street known as U.S. 131. The trip from GR to BR is more important to me than the distance from...

November 14, 2014

My Top Ten "Feel-Good, Kick-Ass, Jam-out, Hittin' the Road" Songs

by Patrick Bishop

Photo: my first two cars parked outside the house I grew up in


You know the feeling. It’s the end of the work week and you’re… FREE! It’s a beautiful day. The sun is out, so you slide on your rock star shades. You take a deep breath and the air somehow seems sweeter, fresher, more crisp and clean than it did this mor...

October 24, 2014

Happydog Guest Blog

Every month, one of my friends, colleagues or students will be a guest blogger, answering the question, "What makes you happy?" Checkout this month's guest post: 


Pete Amrhein, Retail Buyer and Rock Band Lead Singer

Sometimes you don’t really know what makes you happy until you stumble over it. You can LOOK and CLIMB for a mountaintop and then not, like, actually DIG BEING THERE...

September 12, 2014

For Those About to Rock

A salute to an old friend and his family


I was about 12 years old when Chuck Craig moved into the neighborhood. We both just finished seventh grade and our birthdays turned out to be only one day apart. We instantly became great friends.


Chuck moved from Walnut City, California (about 20 miles east of Oakland) where everything was cooler than our mid-sized, midwest town of J...

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