“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

  • Street Smarts - I am reading Salon editor Andrew O’Hehir’s latest…and find it frighteningly accurate. Nevermind Trump’s penchant for ‘alternative facts.’ Consider the public’s. Well, I’m not considering it too long. I seem to have settled into a fact-based life this week. And … Continue reading
  • Thanks - For some reason, I need to approach this in the most evenhanded, down-to-earth manner. So let me lead by saying, in a spirit of full disclosure, that my back and thighs are aching…and that this is often a fact of … Continue reading
  • Bins - There always seems to be a scary thing in my life, and these days one can count on driving. But one can’t count on driving. That is why it’s scary. I know that I avoid driving, and that only compounds … Continue reading
  • Mensch - ‘Sir, can I talk to you?’ The raggedy man on the subway platform is just about to show me his arm. The latter is bandaged and doubtless contains a tale of woe. But as I am becoming city-hardened and always … Continue reading
  • Art - There is no more unreliable narrator than the one within, I always say. The latest petty concern digging at my mind has to do with my renewed struggles with writing a memoir. And when I say ‘petty’ I am referring … Continue reading