“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

  • Onward…. - Mostly, I feel tired. This is partly attributable to having gotten over a cold. And, maybe not quite over. But a lot of it has to do with the ongoing emotional overhead of getting robbed at my doorstep…in a wheelchair…with … Continue reading
  • Downtown - Next time you consider getting mugged, don’t underestimate the silver lining. Friends rally round. And in my case it’s not just the rallying. People seem to understand how one mugging resonates with another. Obvious? Well not to everyone. I have … Continue reading
  • DMV - A work day. The work of getting the day to be a day. And considerable work, it has been. That work ended, and the day’s writing began, with a final phone call. This one to the De Young Museum of … Continue reading
  • This just in…. - …almost inside my door, in fact. Yes, I was fumbling with the keypad on our door, thinking about nothing in particular. But being rather under the viral weather, vis-à-vis my cold, and even slightly jetlagged still…not to mention just plain … Continue reading
  • Something Else - I have been trying to make this day happen… all day. Hard to say what happened, or didn’t. But consider the slightly antique expression ‘cool your jets.’ Consider that your jets are lagging. One jet lagging another jet, and five … Continue reading