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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

  • Amtrak California - I have, let us say, been dealing with anxiety. The latter being one of those nebulous, borderline useless terms for something vague, pervasive and, I suspect, generally human. Whatever. I still maintain that a conscious effort to sort out legitimate … Continue reading
  • To the Bench - When I tell people that my hometown is Banning, California, they nod and recall their drive through the place on the way to Las Vegas. This is a sure sign they don’t know what I’m talking about. Or maybe they … Continue reading
  • Hands - It’s barely 2019, and I have thrown up my hands. Really. Literally. I just tossed two more of them, tiny plastic hands, in the general direction of Christmas presents. Yes, it is 6 January, and Christmas is allegedly passed. Not … Continue reading
  • Snow Creek - It is cold in these parts, and in the Gubbio Project a fair number of San Francisco’s homeless have spent some time on this colder-than-average day. The contrast is gobsmacking. I arrive in my tweed sports jacket, fresh from my … Continue reading
  • Fenugreek - I awoke in the night fearing my fear. Here, I obliquely quote FDR’s famous caution that “the only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” Actually, FDR went on to say much more interesting things in that famous 1933 … Continue reading