“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

  • Bad Dream - Funny thing about anxiety, I was thinking as the evening bounced along, sometimes it’s real and sometimes it isn’t. And what is ‘real?’ Ah, so terribly profound, particularly leading up to dinner, already possessed by some vague and nameless fear. … Continue reading
  • Trail of Tears - ‘Have a nice day,’ my countrymen regularly urge each other. The skeptics among us cast a jaundiced eye on such goings-on, of course. Perhaps we cast too quickly. What is this ‘un-nice day’ that the body politic so fears? Fears, … Continue reading
  • Hard-Driving - I had to look up Adam Gopnick’s age, just to see what the New Yorker writer was going on about in his recent piece. Not that I didn’t really know. At age 57, it turns out, he was learning to … Continue reading
  • Hesitant - He who hesitates…. Well, there are various ways to look at ‘lost.’  Let’s start with the most recent. Wheelchairs and construction sites generally don’t mesh. An electric vehicle with the mechanical properties of a forklift…made for a world of paved … Continue reading
  • Long Way Home - Northbound in daylight, the undulations of Interstate 280 seemed less daunting. My foot nervously pivoted from brake to accelerator with only the occasional misstep. Yes, there was that sinking out-of-control feeling on the downslopes, but not as bad. The red … Continue reading