About Tim Gilmer

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.

December 2016

Focus on Our Strengths

By | December 1st, 2016|

I believe we all possess an innate ability to adapt and survive, but we only discover this latent potential when confronted with personal tragedy and long odds.

November 2016

Paralyzed Monkeys Walk Again in Brain-Spine Interface Study

By | November 18th, 2016|

Scientists have successfully connected brain implants in the lumbar spine of paralyzed monkeys via wireless technology.

Voting By Mail Works Best

By | November 1st, 2016|

My lifelong voting record is a testament to the sanctity of our freedom to choose the candidate that each of us favors.

October 2016

Diabetes and SCI: Control Your Carbs and Exercise!

By | October 3rd, 2016|

People with SCI are more likely to acquire diabetes. If you’re one of them, don’t despair — with effort, the disease is manageable.

Bladder Meds and Dementia: Time for Botox?

By | October 3rd, 2016|

For more than 50 years I wore a condom catheter and leg bag every hour, every day and night. Now I go without, with confidence.

September 2016

Rapid Response: Turning Exclusion to Inclusion

By | September 1st, 2016|

How do we uproot and destroy a negative view of an entire class of people that has been entrenched in the human psyche for millennia?

August 2016

Nation Loses a Top Disability Rights Attorney

By | August 3rd, 2016|

Larry Paradis, cofounder and executive director of Disability Rights Advocates, has died.

51 Years A Para

By | August 1st, 2016|

“No,” I said. “I will not stay and I will not wait another minute. I am out of here.” I called my wife, told her to pick me up and discharged myself.

July 2016

Your Right To Drive Is Under Attack

By | July 1st, 2016|

Local family-run businesses are being taken over by major national corporations whose policies are more about liability and less about service.

June 2016

Pathway SCI Stem Cell Trials Shut Down Abruptly

By | June 3rd, 2016|

Stem Cells, Inc. is shutting down its promising Pathway SCI stem cell trials as reported improvements from participants are "not big enough" for investors. [...]

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