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Rolling along through life Paul Bendix reflects on a life of discovery, loss and hope in a new collection of personal essays By Renee Batti Photos by Michelle Le
ach of us must find the right dance to move us through life with as much grace and satisfaction as we can hope to attain. Will we waltz or swing? Pirouette or prance? Will we tango with torrid gaze or cut a rug with a rumba? Paul Bendix of Menlo Park doesn’t have a pat and pithy response when asked in a recent interview to elaborate on the title of his newly published book of personal essays, “Dance Without Steps.” One might assume that, for him, the word “dance” is merely a metaphor for life, given that he’s been paralyzed since 1968 after being shot and left for dead during a street robbery when he was on the cusp of graduation from UC Berkeley. And yes, he says after pondering the question for a few moments, dance is a metaphor, but as far as its precise meaning in his life, “I’m kind of working that one out.” Then: “I’ve been through an awful lot of changes,” he offers, citing the long-ago shooting, the partial recovery of some movement that allowed him to live independently in London for a few years, the decline in neurological function in his 40s and the subsequent developments that have made mobility increasingly difficult. And of course, there’s the pain of loss that has marked his life. “It all adds up to a kind of dance,” he concludes, and to amplify he recalls old cowboy movies where the gunslinger shoots at the ground near his nemesis’ feet, barking, “Dance!” With the difficulties of life as a partial quadriplegic mostly confined to a wheelchair, Mr. Bendix says, “I often
“It all adds up to a kind of dance.”
Paul Bendix is a familiar sight in downtown Menlo Park, where he navigates the streets in his motorized wheelchair.
Coffee and a newspaper are usually on the agenda when Paul heads downtown, blocks away from his home.
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felt that way: ‘Dance!’” And yet, the book’s title “also glances in part on the essay about dancing with Marlou on the Queen Mary,” he adds, referring to his late wife, Marlou Imes. In the poignant 2007 essay, “Queenly,” Mr. Bendix describes the evening on the ship when he realized that to dance — to dance with his wife just then, in a ballroom on the Queen Mary 2, with a live band — was something that mattered to their lives. “Just that we were here, alive and together,” he wrote. “And it had taken sixty years for me to get here, and something similar could be said of everyone else. “Marlou didn’t need a gentleman escort right now, for I could stand up from my wheelchair, hold her in my arms and dance the dance of the paralyzed.”
Scenes from life Although the publisher chose to call “Dance Without Steps” a memoir, Mr. Bendix says it might be better labeled “scenes from a disabled life.” Written between early 2005 and December 2010 and dedicated to Marlou, who died in 2009, the book includes sketches of his life growing up in Southern California desert country; living in Berkeley during his college days; “on a roll” in recent years as he navigated life in Menlo Park, the wider Bay Area, and traveling the world; and pursuing his passion for “keeping things alive” by toiling in the garden. The most dramatic essay, titled “A June Night,” tells of the horrific event that changed his life in a way unimaginable to anyone, let alone a young student on the threshold of adult life. He was walking home from campus that night after studying for finals when he was approached by three young men asking for money. The response to his negative reply was a clip to his chin, then a bullet to his spinal cord. “With the bang, which was not terribly loud, my step ceased,” he wrote. “My puppet body slipped downward, strings cut. The head bounced, then settled in a field of black rocks, the view of an eye resting on pavement.”
Local life Mr. Bendix moved to Menlo Park in 1981. Now 65, he is a familiar presence downtown,
traversing the sidewalks on Santa Cruz Avenue and nearby streets, stopping by Peet’s for coffee, and rolling through the Sunday Farmers’ Market. He has worked as a writer for decades, including stints as a science writer at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and a copywriter for a Silicon Valley firm. Mr. Bendix has also done outreach work for Menlo-Atherton High School, and, a frequent train rider, he currently chairs the Caltrain Advisory Committee. He met Marlou in 1997, and together they were a lively presence in the Menlo Park Community Chorus. He continues to sing in the chorus and has done publicity for concerts. “Mostly I enjoy singing ... though I cannot read a note of music,” he says in an email. “In earlier generations, singing was much more commonplace and taken for granted. For me, this is an essential community activity. ... Singing is an absolutely joyous group activity, one that links me to the community in all the best ways.” The chorus director, April McNeely, performed a solo from Faure’s Requiem at Marlou’s funeral, which was attended by many chorus members. “For more than a year after her death, the chorus dedicated performances to her memory,” Mr. Bendix says.
Making sense of life In addition to his new book, Mr. Bendix writes a blog, “Range of Motion,” at paulbendix.com. He says that the blog was “a great liberation for me,” when he began it years ago. Even though he had always thought about writing a book, he says, “I wanted it to be perfect” — a well-known recipe for not doing anything at all. “But with a blog, it didn’t have to be perfect,” he continues. “It was more like daily journalism ... and it got me moving” in the direction of a writing life. When Marlou became ill, writing kept him sane, he says. In the face of death, one can feel alone and cut off from the rest of the world. “In writing, I was able to tune into my reflections, insights and discoveries — all of which came to me quite naturally at the time,” he explains. “When death is all around, something in us tries to make sense of things. This seems to be a naturally healing human capacity. Writing is just a way to get the stuff down.”
best reminder of all. That this is life, that it is a voyage, that the essential conditions are rough, and that it all ends.” Mr. Bendix says that passage “reflects much of my inner life. I am very aware of loss, cannot help but observe the tragedy of human existence — yet I find buoyancy in humor, love, connections — and ultimately see hope in my days.”
At the library
Paul Bendix waters the garden he has tended in his backyard for many years. The garden is the springboard for a number of essays in “Dance Without Steps.”
The book’s epigraph is a quote from his essay about dancing with Marlou on the Queen Mary 2. The passage refers to a fellow traveler on the ship — a man who had been stabbed in
the eye while on duty with a fire brigade, then contracted ALS, a fatal neurological condition also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. “He was, in many ways, the
Mr. Bendix will talk about “Dance Without Steps” on Saturday, June 16, in the Menlo Park City Council Chambers. The free program begins at 11 a.m., and is sponsored by the Menlo Park Library and the Friends of the Menlo Park Library. Free van service for Menlo Park seniors and people with disabilities can be scheduled by calling 330-2512. A
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1000 Mountain Home Road, Woodside
elcome to this incomparable estate located in the beautiful Mountain Home neighborhood in Woodside. The stately residence was originally built in 1978 but has been expanded and completely revitalized by the current owners. Set on approximately 3.88 landscaped acres, this wonderful Traditional home offers the twin luxuries of abundant space and complete privacy. Â‡ )RXUEHGURRPVIRXUIXOOEDWKVDQGWKUHH half baths in the main residence
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OFFERED AT $7,975,000
VIRTUAL TOUR AT WWW.1000MOUNTAINHOME.COM
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130 BRITTON AVENUE, ATHERTON By appointment only Premier Circus Club location on approximately one acre of beautiful and private grounds; an excellent opportunity to build an estate property in Athertonâ€™s most prestigious neighborhood; Menlo Park schools
Offered at $6,200,000
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459 Walsh Road, Atherton
B Y A P P O I N T M E N T O N LY
Park-Like Setting with Pool & Tennis UÊ 4 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms
UÊ Private west Atherton location elevated above the street
UÊ Approximately 3,719 square feet of living space UÊ Hardwood ﬂoors, towering ceilings, and garden-view windows UÊ Pool, spa, and tennis court UÊ Detached 2-car garage (approx. 348 sq. ft.) plus signiﬁcant off-street parking
UÊ Park-like setting with magniﬁcent heritage oaks UÊ Bordering the 15th fairway of Sharon Heights Golf Course UÊ Just over one acre (approx. 48,636 sq. ft.) UÊ Award-winning Las Lomitas schools Offered at $4,100,000
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Just Listed! 115 Laning, Woodside The best of country living in central Woodside! 4 bed, 3 bath & 2 half baths remodeled in 2006. In addition to the combo LR-DR, there is a large family room or great room & spacious country kitchen. Sun room looks out to the delightful garden, pool, spa, raised planter box and chicken coop. Laundry room large enough for sink, refrigerator and additional cabinets. Beautiful bamboo ﬂoors are among the many wonderful ﬁnishing touches.There is a breezeway between the family room and detached 2 car garage.The property is 1+ acre w/ beautiful 3-stall barn w/walk out paddocks, tack, feed equipment room & heated wash rack. Prime central Woodside location and Excellent Woodside Elementary school. Offered at: $2,995,000
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1VCMJD/PUJDFT 995 Fictitious Name Statement WALLIN’S DIVE CENTER, INC. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 250076 The following Person(s) is (are) doing business as: Wallin’s Dive Center, Inc., located at 751 Laurel St. #308, San Carlos, CA 94070, San Mateo County. Is (Are) hereby registered by the following owner(s): WALLIN’S DIVE CENTER, INC. 377 S. Nevada St. Carson City, NV 89703 This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on N/A. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on April 23, 2012. (ALM May 2, 9, 16, 23, 2012) ATHERTON APPLIANCE & KITCHENS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 250139 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Atherton Appliance & Kitchens, located at 695 Veterans Blvd., Redwood City, CA 94063, San Mateo County. Registered owner(s): C.G. ELECTRIC APPLIANCE INC. 695 Veterans Blvd. Redwood City, CA 94063 This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on N/A. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on April 26, 2012. (ALM May 2, 9, 16, 23, 2012) TRUCK DELIGHTS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 250211 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Truck Delights, located at 326 Shaw Road, South San Francisco, CA , San Mateo County. Registered owner(s): CAROL CULLEN 2966 Moorpark Ave., Apt. #55 San Jose, CA 95128 This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on N/A. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on May 1, 2012. (ALM May 9, 16, 23, 30, 2012) MOKRASOFT FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 250223 The following Person(s) is (are) doing business as: Mokrasoft, located at 3474 La Mesa Dr., San Carlos, CA 94070, San Mateo County. Is (Are) hereby registered by the following owner(s): SERGEI MORKOVINE 3474 La Mesa Dr. San Carlos, CA 94070 ALEXANDRE KRAVTCHENKO 429 Crescent Ave. Sunnyvale, CA 94087 This business is conducted by: A General Partnership. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) on N/A. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on May 2, 2012. (ALM May 9, 16, 23, 30, 2012) FURTOPIA PET CARE FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 250262 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Furtopia Pet Care, located at 210 Pope St., Menlo Park, CA 94025, San Mateo County. Registered owner(s): DEREK PLEMONS 210 Pope St. Menlo Park, CA 94025 KATE ROGERS 210 Pope St. Menlo Park, CA 94025 This business is conducted by: A General Partnership. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on N/A. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on May 4, 2012. (ALM May 9, 16, 23, 30, 2012) PACIFIC HEARING SERVICE FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
File No.: 250114 The following Person(s) is (are) doing business as: Pacific Hearing Service, located at 3555 Alameda de las Pulgas, Suite 100, Menlo Park, CA 94025, San Mateo County. Is (Are) hereby registered by the following owner(s): PACIFIC HEARING CLINIC INC. 3555 Alameda de las Pulgas, Suite 100 Menlo Park, CA 94025-6509 This business is conducted by: A Corporation. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on 06/01/1981. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on April 25, 2012. (ALM May 16, 23, 30 June 6, 2012) COASTSIDE ORIGINAL FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 250309 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Coastside Original, located at 435 Filbert Street, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019, USA, San Mateo County. Is (Are) hereby registered by the following owner(s): RYAN WHELEN 435 Filbert Street Half Moon Bay, CA 94019 This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) on N/A. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on May 9, 2012. (ALM May 16, 23, 30, June 6, 2012) LIFE CYCLE ASSOCIATES LLC FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 250336 The following Person(s) is (are) doing business as: Life Cycle Associates LLC, located at 985 Portola Road, Portola Valley, CA 94028, San Mateo County. Is (Are) hereby registered by the following owner(s): LIFE CYCLE ASSOCIATES LLC 985 Portola Road Portola Valley, CA 94028 This business is conducted by: A Limited Liability Company. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on 10/01/2007. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on May 10, 2012. (ALM May 23, 30, June 6, 13, 2012) HORUS COMMODITIES FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 250197 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as: Horus Commodities, located at 6 Cape Breton Court, Pacifica, CA 94044, San Mateo County. Registered owner(s): OMAR S. SEDKY 6 Cape Breton Ct. Pacifica, CA 94044 California This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on N/A. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on May 30, 2012. (ALM May 23, 30, June 6, 13, 2012) WEST MAPLE GARDEN DESIGN FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No.: 250158 The following Person(s) is (are) doing business as: West Maple Garden Design, located at 8 Maple Avenue, Atherton, CA 94027, San Mateo County. Is (Are) hereby registered by the following owner(s): JULIE JOHNSON DAVIS 8 Maple Avenue Atherton, CA 94027-4035 This business is conducted by: An Individual. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name(s) listed herein on 03/01/2012. This statement was filed with the County Clerk-Recorder of San Mateo County on April 30, 2012. (ALM May 23, 30, June 6, 13, 2012)
997 All Other Legals NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARING The Woodside Elementary School District will hold a public hearing on the proposed budget for fiscal year 2012-13 on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at 3:30 p.m. at the Woodside Elementary School District Office, located at 3195 Woodside Road, Woodside, California. A copy of the proposed budget will be
available for public examination at the Woodside Elementary School District Office at the above location from May 31, 2012 through June 4, 2012 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Any taxpayer directly affected by the Woodside Elementary School District Budget may appear before the Woodside Elementary School District Board of Trustees and speak to the proposed budget or any item therein. 5/23/12 CNS-2315395# THE ALMANAC NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARING The Menlo Park City Elementary School District will hold a public hearing on the proposed budget for fiscal year 201213 on Monday, June 4, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. at the Menlo Park City Elementary School District Office, located at 181 Encinal Avenue, Atherton, California. A copy of the proposed budget will be available for public examination at the Menlo Park City Elementary School District Office at the above location from June 1, 2012 through June 4, 2012 between the hours of 12:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Any taxpayer directly affected by the Menlo Park City Elementary School District Budget may appear before the Menlo Park City Elementary School District Board of Trustees and speak to the proposed budget or any item therein. 5/23/12 CNS-2315437# THE ALMANAC Trustee Sale No. 753933CA Loan No. 0679626531 Title Order No. 110608472-CA-MAI NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 6/24/2004. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 6/13/2012 at 12:30 PM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 07/09/2004, Book N/A, Page N/A, Instrument 2004142061, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of San Mateo County, California, executed by: ELIZABETH COSTELLO-SAMIEE AND SALAHUDIN SAMIEE, WIFE AND HUSBAND, as Trustor, WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier's check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier's check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: At the Marshall St. entrance to the Hall of Justice and Records, 400 County Center, Redwood City, CA Legal Description: As more fully described in said Deed of Trust Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $650,722.77 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 304 WILLOW ROAD Menlo Park, CA 94025 APN Number: 062-311-200-0 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c) the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one of the following methods: by telephone; by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting. DATE: 5/22/2012 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee FRED RESTREPO, ASSISTANT SECRETARY CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. California Reconveyance Company 9200 Oakdale Avenue Mail Stop: CA2-4379 Chatsworth, CA 91311 800-892-6902 For Sales Information: (714) 730-2727 or www.lpsasap.com
(714) 573-1965 or www.priorityposting. com THE FOLLOWING NOTICES APPLY TO PROPERTIES CONTAINING ONE TO FOUR SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENCES ONLY. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder's office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, ben-
eficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, this information can be obtained from one of the following two companies: LPS Agency Sales & Posting at (714) 730-2727, or visit the Internet Web site www.lpsasap.com (Registration required to search for sale information) or Priority Posting & Publishing at (714) 573-1965 or visit the Internet Web site www.priorityposting.com (Click on the link for "Advanced Search" to search for sale information), using the Trustee Sale No. shown above. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. P947818 5/23, 5/30, 06/06/2012 ALM
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