“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

  • Hugs - All you need is love, some famous songsters once observed. And by the end of this day, I couldn’t agree more. I’ve been out of sorts since the a.m. Everything seems hard. Exercise, cleaning up my office. Everything. And then … Continue reading
  • Mountain Dance - The trip, and its difficulties, began in my bedroom. That’s where I switched from the Swedish to the collapsible. I am not fond of the folding electric wheelchair. Yes, it can fit in the trunk of Jane’s little car, but … Continue reading
  • Comeback Trail - The comeback trail…is there one? More to the point, is there always one? Or, viewed differently, who maintains it? And can one always find the trailhead? You’re not walking enough, my physical medicine emissaries keeping intoning. Of course, if you’re … Continue reading
  • Northwest Passage - If it seems spoiled, churlish and downright petty, well there you have it. Returned from a spectacular trip…something in me is asking the question “why?” Calling into question…what? The worthiness of travel? Why I travel in particular? Or more basically, … Continue reading
  • 83X - What sort of San Francisco day will it be? As I make my way trainward, the question rings with promise and something else. In suburban Menlo Park there’s the weather. It is far too warm for a wool pullover, but … Continue reading