Robert Martin Bishop
Robert Martin Bishop was born in 1953 in Brooklyn, New York, where he lived with his parents and two older siblings. His father was a Lutheran Pastor and his mother was a teacher. His fondest memories of life in Brooklyn consist of his daily roller skating on the local play street and trick-or-treating with his sister. In those days, little kids could walk safely from house to house, block after block, something that is impossible today especially in cities. Still, even then, he remembers his mother telling him that she had to inspect any apples that people might give to trick-or-treaters because there were some “bad people” who would put razor blades in them. Other than “look both ways crossing the street” and “don’t talk to strangers,” there were no other worries – except that the bags of candy could get pretty heavy.