As New Mobility's editor, Tim Gilmer manages the magazine's editorial content, working closely with staff and freelance writers. He is responsible for editing all features and departments and writes a monthly column, Bully Pulpit. He has written more than 40 features for NM, having profiled Christopher Reeve, Joni Eareckson Tada, Teddy Pendergrass, John Callahan, and part-Australian aborigine Willie Gilbert ("Condobolin Dreaming"). Prior to becoming editor in 2000, he taught writing classes and was a freelance writer. In 1995 he was awarded an Oregon Literary Arts Fellowship. In addition to NM, his work has appeared in The Oregonian, Writers Forum, Weber Studies and AlterNet ("Ron Kovic Reborn"). A wheelchair user since 1965, he telecommutes from his home, a working organic vegetable farm outside Portland, where he lives with his wife. New Mobility since cows gave milk. This is an author bio.
My personalized best products list is drawn from our culture at large — in the order that I discovered them. One notable exception will be my favorite wheelchair, which I will not mention. It seems everyone needs something different in a chair. I drove my first hand-controlled car in the rehab parking lot. Soon I […]
With a thorough understanding of the rules of the game, we can work part-time while getting benefits — or transition to full-time.
I wonder if a single-minded pursuit is wise.
Christopher Voelker, whose stunning photography captured the lives and lifestyles of famous actors, musicians, and a vibrant community of people with disabilities, died Thursday, Sept. 11, of an apparent suicide at his residence in Northridge, Calif. He was 53. Known in disability circles for his striking New Mobility covers, Voelker brought new meaning to the […]
Naming things allows you to have a relationship with them.
Why is New Mobility running an ad for a political issue — assisted suicide, or death with dignity if you prefer — on this website? The truth is, those of us on the editorial staff were shocked when we became aware of it (we do not control advertising, only editorial content). Frankly, if ad placement […]
Coltrane did with a sax and a song what many of us have managed to do with our changed bodies and lives.
Here’s how wheelchair users can travel vertically.
Decades earlier, I might have felt a twinge of sadness as I mourned my inability to join them.