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.

September 2014

Bully Pulpit: Stupid Thing

By |September 1st, 2014|

Naming things allows you to have a relationship with them.

August 2014

Assisted Suicide: Advertise or Discuss?

By |August 7th, 2014|

Why is New Mobility running an ad for a political issue — assisted suicide, or death with dignity if you prefer — on this website? [...]

Bully Pulpit: My Favorite Things

By |August 1st, 2014|

Coltrane did with a sax and a song what many of us have managed to do with our changed bodies and lives.

July 2014

In-Home Lifts: Getting from Floor to Floor

By |July 1st, 2014|

Here's how wheelchair users can travel vertically.

Bully Pulpit: The Perfect Day

By |July 1st, 2014|

Decades earlier, I might have felt a twinge of sadness as I mourned my inability to join them.

June 2014

Mat Barton: Get Happy!

By |June 1st, 2014|

Mat Barton always drew, but he's become an accomplished cartoonist since his spinal cord injury.

Bully Pulpit: Poor Players

By |June 1st, 2014|

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

May 2014

Track Vehicles: Open Up the Outdoors

By |May 1st, 2014|

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

Bully Pulpit: ADA: Best and Worst Seats

By |May 1st, 2014|

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

April 2014

NMEDA to Give Away Four Adaptive Vans

By |April 1st, 2014|

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

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