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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.

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.

Tim Gilmer

Bully Pulpit: Poor Players

Untalent night had only one rule: absolutely no authentic talent.

This photo of an early Tankchair shows Liz Soden hiking around the Grand Canyon North Rim with her family.

Track Vehicles: Open Up the Outdoors

A decade ago the idea of a mini-tank/wheelchair was a crude dream. Today we have three to choose from.

Tim Gilmer

Bully Pulpit: ADA: Best and Worst Seats

When we initiated a lawsuit against the largest movie theater chain in the nation, Regal ignored our attorney’s letters.

NMEDA to Give Away Four Adaptive Vans

NMEDA to Give Away Four Adaptive Vans

NMEDA will give away four adaptive vans in May as part of National Mobility Awareness Month.

Tim Gilmer

Bully Pulpit: Inner Beast

The inner beast feeds on the carcass of hope. When hope dies, resentment floods in on the heels of depression and wastes no time in evolving into full-blown anger, even, at times, rage.

Tim Gilmer

Bully Pulpit: We Are the Seeds

I have always been fascinated by seeds. Why? They are bursting with such potential! As each unique seedling, flower or plant unfolds, it often surprises us with its beauty, complexity, and ability to be fruitful. Whether germinating or dormant, seeds must have the right conditions to set them on their journey. And so it is […]

Tim Gilmer

Bully Pulpit: Valentine’s Dream

This Valentine’s Day, when so many couples celebrate their new or ongoing relationships, my wife Sam and I are marking the 40th anniversary of our love.