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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

  • Long Way Home - Northbound in daylight, the undulations of Interstate 280 seemed less daunting. My foot nervously pivoted from brake to accelerator with only the occasional misstep. Yes, there was that sinking out-of-control feeling on the downslopes, but not as bad. The red … Continue reading
  • Scottsdale - I am not sure why the drive to San Francisco Airport was relatively effortless. Perhaps that journey was dwarfed by the longer and more epic voyage toward a mortgage. The latter has involved good chunks of a lifetime, the nature … Continue reading
  • Driving Force - As a story, it is shapeless, having neither highs nor lows, or nothing but highs and lows…without resolution. Unless, perhaps, a New Year’s resolution, to accept anxiety as the price of progress, or the price of aging. The car again, … Continue reading
  • Footwork - How easily one gets knocked off one’s neuromuscular perch. Only yesterday I was en route to have a long overdue lunch with my old friend Arnie. When damned if my one working foot didn’t keep snagging on the brake. When … Continue reading
  • They Say - They say it’s your birthday…. And being of the Beatles generation, those words…opaquely sardonic as they are…sum it all up. And what is that sum? They say, indeed. They say lots of things. And on this day I say, believe … Continue reading