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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.

When Rehab Becomes Recovery

When Rehab Becomes Recovery

Looking to the future and emerging e-stim technology.

Tim Gilmer

Bully Pulpit: Elevator Tales

Five decades of elevator stories … have things changed?

Tim Gilmer

Bully Pulpit: Geezer Wisdom

First lesson: Life is anything but predictable. Second lesson: Fantasy is easier than reality.

Books: So Far, So Good!

Books: So Far, So Good!

Lee Goldstein became a quad in the ’40s. “So Far, So Good,” says the 82-year-old author.

Dr. Bruce Ruben

An Accessible Wound Care Clinic

Skin breakdown can be a killer for wheelchair users — which is all the more reason to build a barrier-free wound care clinic and staff it with passionate and compassionate health care workers.

Tim Gilmer

Bully Pulpit: The Neverending Story

Lately I find myself embellishing my injury story to make it more engaging.

Tim Gilmer

Bully Pulpit: Penalized for Working

Who would have thought that today, as we approach the 25th anniversary of the ADA, a quadriplegic high school teacher would have to fight her own government in order to keep teaching?

Dustin Shillcox has recovered some movement in his legs as a result of epidural stimulation.

The Big Idea: Does Recovery Trump Cure in Spinal Cord Injury?

The Reeve Foundation wants you to support epidural stimulation, which just might change your life.

Tim Gilmer

Bully Pulpit: Who We Are and Why

At NM we have a commitment to correcting a longstanding cultural bias I like to call “handicrap.”

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 […]