“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

  • 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
  • Market Chat - “Do you go in the street?” This from a woman of approximately my advanced years, attired in a bicycle helmet and, like me, leaning over the halibut in the Menlo Park Farmer’s Market. I take in this question, tilting it … Continue reading
  • Bryce - Yes, I am tired, but in this already altered state, alert to the fine layer of sand, a thick coating practically in drifts, atop my wheelchair batteries. Rare view of this, my portable world. But the shower bench inside this … Continue reading
  • On your Feet - If you ever doubt that the disabled world is an exceedingly small one, consider my current frontier – walking. Anywhere. And, let us be frank, virtually any distance. Next time I raise my eyebrows at someone hooked on methamphetamine, do … Continue reading
  • On the Royal Highway - Never change shoes, that is the lesson of the moment. And it is a frightening moment…unless I get a grip, not just on the steering wheel, but on this frisson of anxiety. Never quite sure why they call it El … Continue reading