“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

  • Little Things - One of the odd things about travel is that the simplest task can become oddly complicated. Part of this has to do with the fact of being on my own, Jane currently in Israel. But there’s more to it than … Continue reading
  • Sanity - Funny what we think about while traveling. Of course, in my case, whatever I’m thinking is affected by the underlying facts of my disability. The latter being more in my face, let us say, being more on my own. And … Continue reading
  • 4 a.m. - It isn’t everyone’s idea of a holiday. Thing is, I am at an age that entails proximity to death and dying. Not to mention disease and decline. So, that’s what this trip is partly about. Visiting friends and family, many … Continue reading
  • Kings Place - Any stay in a nice hotel entails moments of formality– unless you’re severely disabled, which turns the whole thing on its ear. Take Sunday morning. With Jane on a 10-day tour and training in Israel, what happens to me when … Continue reading
  • Back to Paddington - Did the day really begin at 4:30 AM? No, the real answer is 4 AM, when I began to worry about getting up at 4:30 AM. Was Jane worrying too? Hard to say. For her the emotions were decidedly mixed. … Continue reading