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.
Coltrane did with a sax and a song what many of us have managed to do with our changed bodies and lives.
Here’s how wheelchair users can travel vertically.
Decades earlier, I might have felt a twinge of sadness as I mourned my inability to join them.
Mat Barton always drew, but he’s become an accomplished cartoonist since his spinal cord injury.
Untalent night had only one rule: absolutely no authentic talent.
A decade ago the idea of a mini-tank/wheelchair was a crude dream. Today we have three to choose from.
When we initiated a lawsuit against the largest movie theater chain in the nation, Regal ignored our attorney’s letters.
NMEDA will give away four adaptive vans in May as part of National Mobility Awareness Month.
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.
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 […]