“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

  • Deluge - San Francisco’s jumble of socioeconomic experiences never fails to astonish. And after five years in this burg, that is, five recent years, one would think that day-to-day reality would take over. It hasn’t. I can’t quite accept what I see, … Continue reading
  • Journey - I am supposed to speak to a class titled ‘Journey to Judaism’ soon, and dammed if I know why. I took this class myself a few years ago at a local synagogue. I should say ‘my local synagogue’ and slightly … Continue reading
  • Knitting - I have gone from several years of complaining of not knowing enough people in San Francisco and not having enough to do…to a pleasantly opposite state. I’m busy. Perhaps too busy. I still haven’t read the exciting dénouement of  ‘Kolymsky Heights’, … Continue reading
  • Amtrak California - I have, let us say, been dealing with anxiety. The latter being one of those nebulous, borderline useless terms for something vague, pervasive and, I suspect, generally human. Whatever. I still maintain that a conscious effort to sort out legitimate … Continue reading
  • To the Bench - When I tell people that my hometown is Banning, California, they nod and recall their drive through the place on the way to Las Vegas. This is a sure sign they don’t know what I’m talking about. Or maybe they … Continue reading