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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.

Tim Gilmer

Bully Pulpit: My Top Four Products

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 […]

Working: Beating the Odds

Working: Beating the Odds

With a thorough understanding of the rules of the game, we can work part-time while getting benefits — or transition to full-time.

Tim Gilmer

Bully Pulpit: At the Intersection

I wonder if a single-minded pursuit is wise.

Christopher Voelker, Creative Force who Helped Define New Mobility, Dies at 53

Christopher Voelker, Creative Force who Helped Define New Mobility, Dies at 53

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 […]

Tim Gilmer

Bully Pulpit: Stupid Thing

Naming things allows you to have a relationship with them.

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

Bully Pulpit: 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

Bully Pulpit: 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.