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By Paul Bendix

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About this blog: A 32-year resident of Menlo Park, I regularly make my way around downtown in a wheelchair. This gives me an unusual perspective on a town in which I have spent almost half of my life. I was educated at UC Berkeley, and permanentl...  (More)

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About Retirement
Mar 29, 2014 5:22 pm
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My wife insists I'm not retired. I was once a copywriter, and now I write my own stuff. It's still a job, my wife says. I'm still in the game, that is her point.... More
Public Works
Mar 24, 2014 10:21 pm
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Let's hear it for the City of Menlo Park, whose crews have leveled and flattened some of the roughest patches of sidewalk in my downtown neighborhood. One particular... More
Market Forces
Mar 17, 2014 7:10 pm
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Sunday, on the cusp of spring, and with mornings lengthening at one end of days, evenings at the other, why not head for the Farmers Market? Here everything Menlo... More
Secrets of Disabled Travel
Mar 12, 2014 6:16 pm
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The ironic love of travel, seemingly shared by disabled people everywhere...what else explains why I am hopping the 8:32 AM Caltrain to San Jose? To board Amtrak's... More
Where the Sidewalk Bends
Mar 3, 2014 2:52 pm
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Having a close-up, wheelchair view of Menlo Park's sidewalks and arid borders I can report firsthand – the poppies are coming. California's state flower, more... More
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