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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

  • Bass - Consider that at the very moment I set out for the Menlo Park Veterans Affairs Hospital…I was thinking about serious things, like commitment. You know, like doing things properly, all the way, which includes getting there…wherever ‘there’ is…on time. I … Continue reading
  • Polka - How much driving is enough? If you don’t do a lot, and for some reason think you should do more, how much more should you do? Drive, drive, drive. Is that enough? What about Healdsburg? Is that enough driving? From … Continue reading
  • Santa Barbara - There was a time when I rode Amtrak’s Coast Starlight to Seattle. But it was another time. I was younger, my body more resilient and generally stronger. Not to mention my balance which was better too. It’s wonderful to have … Continue reading
  • Change in the Weather - When the sky darkens, and an actual rainstorm drenches the Bay Area, something in me comfortably settles into a sense of normalcy. Yes, there is a brief ‘thank God,’ but not for long. Being thankful acknowledges the grave abnormality that … Continue reading
  • Parking - To understand this day, consider its origins. The Quicken helpline. Which is to say, a long chat with someone in South Asia. The matter at hand being my financial management software. Not that me and financial management can logically be … Continue reading