“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

  • Steering - How do you know when you are really home? When small things you take for granted go terribly wrong. Oh, let us not exaggerate. Not ‘terribly’ as much as unexpectedly. In truth while on the road, home can start looking … Continue reading
  • Santa Barbara - Even paradise has its frustrating moments. Take Santa Barbara, where I am currently ensconced. I awoke in the middle of the night, very aware of being somewhat trapped in a foreign bed. Although mostly the latter is a simple byproduct … Continue reading
  • Carizzo - These mornings I awaken about an hour too early feeling…when I sit up and tune in…angry, really angry. And there is an inchoate sense behind this. Angry about what? Seemingly everything. My disability. The nation in its Trumpian stage. Or … Continue reading
  • Worst & Best - It’s the worst of times and the best of times…when Jane is away. What’s best? I am forced to confront reality. The latter involves a certain amount of aging, vis-à-vis neuromuscular decline, mixed with a very large dose of fear. … Continue reading
  • Papusa City - Do note that in these (somewhat) United States of America my city is among the few in which one can handily get about without a car. So why is it that a car currently dominates much of my emotional life? … Continue reading