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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

  • Not Pretty Days - I do acknowledge that it was one of those days, or certainly one of those times, when I had reached my wit’s end. The occasion was heightened by Bella, our aging and arthritic boxer (mix) who decided to burst into … Continue reading
  • 12 Muni - Today’s San Francisco Chronicle headline is all about the loss of federal funding for the city in the wake of the Trump election. Significantly, I can’t find the same article on the Chronicle website. After all, the print edition is … Continue reading
  • Trump Card - On this first day of Trumptopia I struggled out of a bad sleep and made my way down to San Francisco’s Mission District for my long scheduled meeting at the local Social Security Administration office. Why? After all, my business … Continue reading
  • Moments - In the travelogue subplot of my life, the oddest moments stand out. The oddity comes with my physical condition, I suppose. So what I remember of this latest trip to the UK is standing up in a United Airlines toilet … Continue reading
  • A Lift - Sic Transit Omni. This pseudo-Latinate motto from Britain’s satirical ‘Private Eye’ magazine was directed at London Transport 45 years ago. I didn’t believe it then, and I don’t believe it now. In any case, things have changed. All transit isn’t … Continue reading