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 2015

Bully Pulpit: Winning Hearts and Minds

By | July 1st, 2015|

I was thrilled when the ADA was implemented in 1992. After more than 25 years as a wheelchair user, I was sick of fighting stairways, [...]

June 2015

Overcoming Recurring Depression

By | June 1st, 2015|

Major depression can take you down and keep you down. But there are ways you can beat it.

Bully Pulpit: Specialized Rehab and TBI

By | June 1st, 2015|

Those of us with SCI know just how critical specialized rehab can be. Our fellow TBI survivors deserve the best treatment possible — sooner rather than later.

May 2015

Git-R-Done: If It Ain’t Right, Adapt It

By | May 1st, 2015|

If it ain’t right, you gotta fix it. Stories of adaptation.

Bully Pulpit: Hidden Barriers

By | May 1st, 2015|

In the beginning, lack of awareness was the cause of attitudinal barriers, but today it is the opposite: Attitudinal barriers now perpetuate lack of awareness.

April 2015

When Rehab Becomes Recovery

By | April 1st, 2015|

Looking to the future and emerging e-stim technology.

Bully Pulpit: Elevator Tales

By | April 1st, 2015|

Five decades of elevator stories … have things changed?

March 2015

Bully Pulpit: Geezer Wisdom

By | March 1st, 2015|

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

Books: So Far, So Good!

By | March 1st, 2015|

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

February 2015

An Accessible Wound Care Clinic

By | February 1st, 2015|

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.

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