“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

  • By the Bay - Rome wasn’t built in a day. But on a day when nothing seems to have been built at all, the Roman comparison is not helpful. After all, who would want to build Rome these days? It really isn’t a model … Continue reading
  • Bearded New Year - Having never celebrated Rosh Hashanah as a child…is finally paying off. Which may just mean that life is paying off. Or I have turned a sort of optimistic corner. Or that I’m moving into a new stage of life and … Continue reading
  • On my Own - In the film ‘Remains of the Day’ the aging father of the butler played by Anthony Hopkins is, as we say, beginning to lose it. The man is also in service, so the ‘it’ that he loses is his servant’s … Continue reading
  • Out of Bed - To appreciate my current life and times, you have to drop by around 4 AM. Particularly on a night when Jane is out of town. That’s when I am possessed by the notion that I can’t get out of bed. … Continue reading
  • Cloquet - We left the lake on the Canadian border about nine in the morning. I hadn’t exactly been sleeping well at the conference, and in this moment I was hardly well rested. But all these observations feel like excuses. Tired or … Continue reading