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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

  • A Dog’s Life - Is this what the Chinese, to quote their famous saying, mean by ‘living in interesting times?’ If so, I can’t tell if these are the best of times or the worst of times…and like Tolstoy, the trick is to assume … Continue reading
  • Breath of Life - I was sitting in our local Azerbaijani crêperie…and every neighborhood should have one…and just finishing my breakfast when something caught my eye. It was a word on the pepper container. Kirkland. The Seattle suburb near the headquarters of Costco which … Continue reading
  • Lockdown - At some point in my psychoanalysis…or more precisely, psychoanalyses…I learned that driving a car can represent life’s unfolding or direction in dreams and the subconscious. Well, whoop de doo, I say these days. Or more soberly, what does it say … Continue reading
  • Old Guy - You know you’re an Old Guy when you wake up at four in the morning and realize the Attorney General’s latest move on behalf of Trump reeks of the Weimar. Having heard some first-hand accounts of the Weimar, because you … Continue reading
  • R.I.P. Bixby - Bixby is dead. Long live Bixby. And he did live long by dog standards. More important to me, he lived long enough to be an excellent sort of transgenic role model. He was always confused. Some believed that he wasn’t … Continue reading