“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

  • Battle for the Diner - I just stumbled across Ralph Nader in the pages of a fairly recent copy of The Sun, and the old crusader seems surprisingly full of optimism…and well grounded. He doesn’t believe the nation is really all that divided. In fact, … Continue reading
  • Save the Trains - It is like a giving a wrecking ball to your five-year-old. That is the current modus operandi of America’s Republican Congress. My British-born wife keeps asking me to explain life in the nuthouse, but I can’t. Few people can. Still, … Continue reading
  • Slipping - Reading about my driving experiences can even bore me. So feel free to skip this latest chapter. Which begins with the rain. We have had a lot this year. Which is a wonderful thing if you are a farmer or … Continue reading
  • March - We seem such a feeble effort, the small crowd that gathers near the subway station in San Francisco’s Mission District. There appear to be almost as many television reporters as demonstrators. Whatever. This is us, the Wednesday interfaith demonstration for … Continue reading
  • #24 - Call it a malaise, but the most pervasive feeling these days is one of fragility. From another perspective, vulnerability. Am I simply feeling my age? And if so, what about my age? Or am I, like virtually all of us, … Continue reading