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“Ever stumble into something…find yourself limping along…or get on a roll? These turns of phrase turned into my life…after getting mugged and shot in the spinal cord at age 21. The ensuing decades of stumbling, limping and rolling have now turned into something else. Including this website, a book…and now visitors like you! Welcome.” – Paul Bendix

Paul BendixBlog: Range of Motion
A Wheelchair Odyssey

  • In the Alley - It is all in the details, I tell myself as I transition between the societal eco-zones radiating from San Francisco’s BART station at Mission and Sixteenth Streets. I was just arriving at 9:30 AM for my first retired-guy appointment of … Continue reading
  • Going to the Dogs - Bella, Jane’s dog of many years, and my dog of a few years, is dying this Thanksgiving day. A boxer mix, throughout her life she has been given to alternately barking at perceived threats and rolling on her back to … Continue reading
  • Paradise - Thanksgiving, the giving of thanks, is an utterly splendid idea, I say. In fact, I say it out loud these days, married as I am to an Episcopal vicar. And I say it at this particular time, on this particular … Continue reading
  • Up in Smoke - “Anything else?” This from the man in the local market who has just help me place three Bartlett peers in a plastic bag. I told him yes, the Bibb lettuce in plastic. He now peels off a bag from the … Continue reading
  • Mass - Well, dammed if I didn’t have a big day ahead of me at Messieurs Kaiser. And just to be clear, I refer to the Western American healthcare provider, fully named Kaiser Permanente in honor of a German despot who promised … Continue reading