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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

  • Bixby Days - Does the day start well or poorly? Jane, helping me change shoes after my morning exercise, seems disappointed in my outlook. The exercycle has been particularly challenging this day. It’s always hard. Perhaps I have a few more aches and … Continue reading
  • Giving up - My working life could be said to have spanned 30 years. That would include the hardest part, the 10 years it took to find a full-time job, and the more than 20 years it took to lose, let’s say, a … Continue reading
  • Airplane Days - I guess I wanted to look at airplanes. Honestly, I’m not sure why. But I was 12 years old, lived in a boring and culturally impoverished little desert town, okay, in the brushy desert near a little town…and there was … Continue reading
  • After M - It’s over. Lawn signs are disappearing. The Farmers’ Market is selling produce, not politics. And what are the lessons? For me, it’s simple. Stay involved. I confess to having been AWOL as Menlo Park’s future took shape. In five years, … Continue reading
  • Bryan Stevenson - What does your typical posttraumatic white-guy-crippled-by-black-guys audience member do while listening to Bryan Stevenson? Several things. First, you get stirred by his cause, reinstituting fairness in our nation’s courts and prisons. Then you get stirred up, and in the very … Continue reading