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.

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.’

January 2016

Bully Pulpit: Advocacy by Image

By | January 1st, 2016|

We are saying to the public: Look at us – we are more than you thought; we are like you, but we are also unique.

December 2015

What Makes Us Happy

By | December 1st, 2015|

Tim Gilmer speaks with fellow wheelers in this uplifting story that celebrates family, relationships and vocations.

Bully Pulpit: If Hamilton Had Lived

By | December 1st, 2015|

The hip-hop musical, Hamilton — based on the life of founding father Alexander Hamilton — is lighting up Broadway, not only because of its high-energy [...]

November 2015

Finally, a Home Wheelchair Scale

By | November 1st, 2015|

Brenda Baraniak, 59, a T7-8 para for 26 years, has been frustrated since her injury at the absence of wheelchair scales to track her weight.

Look, Ma! — No More Pee Spills!

By | November 1st, 2015|

Paralympian Bert Burns says the Melio leg bag has brought him a new level of freedom.

Bully Pulpit: The Numbers Game

By | November 1st, 2015|

It’s always about the bottom line.

October 2015

Bully Pulpit: The Untold Story

By | October 1st, 2015|

A state agency found it discriminatory, and Amazon agreed to a confidential settlement.

September 2015

Nipping Infections Before They Bud

By | September 1st, 2015|

Conventional wisdom says to take antibiotics sparingly. What if conventional wisdom is wrong?

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