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.

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. [...]

Stem Cell Trials Show Improved Hand Function, Sensation and Bladder Awareness

By | June 1st, 2016|

U.S. human stem cell trials show breakthroughs as participants report improved function.

SCI Cure: Dreams and Reality

By | June 1st, 2016|

For our own peace of mind we should stop talking and thinking about the ‘C’ word, and replace it with ‘AI’ – Any Improvement.

May 2016

Where Have All the Rental Vans Gone?

By | May 2nd, 2016|

If you try to rent a lowered floor minivan with hand controls from an adaptive van dealer, with rare exceptions, you will not succeed.

April 2016

Medical Marijuana: Are You Experienced?

By | April 27th, 2016|

Pain is not fun. Way back in 1973 I was laid up in an LA hospital recovering from surgery, zoning out on Valium. A friend [...]

Bully Pulpit: Engineering Healing

By | April 1st, 2016|

Potential applications are many and exciting for this new product.

March 2016

Bully Pulpit: Heal, Heel!

By | March 1st, 2016|

Keeping pressure off the area means just that – no pressure.

February 2016

Illinois Budget Impasse Holds Disabled Hostage

By | February 2nd, 2016|

So far Access Living has been able to avoid laying anyone off, but is running a deficit as a result of the Illinois budget [...]

Bully Pulpit: Options

By | February 1st, 2016|

As a young teen, it goes by the name of masturbation. As a paralyzed adult, it’s called ‘research.’

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