“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

  • Pet Project - There was no transition from the hot breath of the Upper Sonoran Desert to the coastal plains. Not for me or my brother or my sister. One moment, my parents were married and living west of Palm Springs. The next … Continue reading
  • Hitting the Road - This particular fear is so persistent that even after its source, or apparent source, evaporates…the malady lingers on. It’s driving, of course. And it’s driving me crazy. Or at least to distraction. As a story…well, there is none. Or it’s … Continue reading
  • Speed’s Demons - It’s the anxiety. Mine. Where does it come from? Is fear a concomitant of age? If so, perhaps it’s there for a biological reason. You know, watch the ice on the steps. Try not to topple over in the bathtub. … Continue reading
  • Cat - How do you know when you’re home? In my case, when you sit on a cat. The man who sat on a cat – yes, it sounds straight out of Oliver Sacks – was a man who originally sat in … Continue reading
  • Growth - Sometimes the story of life needs to be coaxed. Too much travel can kill it, I am convinced. Making me redefine travel these days. A balance is what’s needed. Once I have traveled enough at home, facing the great screen … Continue reading