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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.

Assisted Suicide: Advertise or Discuss?

Assisted Suicide: Advertise or Discuss?

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 […]

Tim Gilmer

My Favorite Things

Coltrane did with a sax and a song what many of us have managed to do with our changed bodies and lives.

Mike Donohue on his Stannah 260 stair lift rounding the curve.

In-Home Lifts: Getting from Floor to Floor

Here’s how wheelchair users can travel vertically.

Tim Gilmer

The Perfect Day

Decades earlier, I might have felt a twinge of sadness as I mourned my inability to join them.

Mat Barton: Get Happy!

Mat Barton: Get Happy!

Mat Barton always drew, but he’s become an accomplished cartoonist since his spinal cord injury.

Tim Gilmer

Poor Players

Untalent night had only one rule: absolutely no authentic talent.

This photo of an early Tankchair shows Liz Soden hiking around the Grand Canyon North Rim with her family.

Track Vehicles: Open Up the Outdoors

A decade ago the idea of a mini-tank/wheelchair was a crude dream. Today we have three to choose from.

Tim Gilmer

ADA: Best and Worst Seats

When we initiated a lawsuit against the largest movie theater chain in the nation, Regal ignored our attorney’s letters.

NMEDA to Give Away Four Adaptive Vans

NMEDA to Give Away Four Adaptive Vans

NMEDA will give away four adaptive vans in May as part of National Mobility Awareness Month.

Tim Gilmer

Inner Beast

The inner beast feeds on the carcass of hope. When hope dies, resentment floods in on the heels of depression and wastes no time in evolving into full-blown anger, even, at times, rage.