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.
In recent weeks New Mobility has received a handful of letters from readers complaining about what they perceive as liberal bias in the magazine. Two specific stories — one major and one not, both of which appeared in our February issue — were cited as evidence of these claims. One reader disliked our February cover […]
The world of SCI research is evolving more rapidly now than ever before. The rats and cats and dogs and monkeys have served their time as guinea pigs, and now it’s time to bring the science out of the labs and into the lives of flesh-and-blood human beings, those of us living every moment with […]
Throughout our childhood in a small California farm town, my brother Mikey, four years older and my only sibling, was super-protective of me, but at times my worst tormentor. Brothers can be that way, especially early in life — bound by love, yet often at war. In high school his attention turned to pretty women […]
In a period when respect for legislators is at an all-time low, Darren Jernigan captures the admiration and trust of voters.
When the U. N. Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities was rejected by the U.S. Senate on Dec. 4, all of the negative votes were cast by Republicans. Their main reason, they say, had nothing to do with the purpose of the document. They want us to believe that they really do love us […]
Gauging progress in accessibility is like “seeing” global climate change. Both are happening, no doubt, but how much and how fast is difficult to pinpoint. Nonetheless, on a recent pleasure/business trip, I got an up-close look at how discrimination is changing. On my flight from Portland, Ore., to Burbank, Calif., I was assigned a seat […]
Did you know this groundbreaking indie film is out on DVD?
Remember Chuck Kutz, the longtime adaptive van dealer/owner of Adaptive Driving Systems in Southern California, who ripped off more than a dozen people for hundreds of thousands of dollars? Kutz’ customers handed over vans to sell on consignment, substantial sums for new vans, or both, but got nothing in return. Kutz closed the doors of […]
The 2012 Media Access Awards broke all records for attendance, celebrity power, and recognition of media personalities with disabilities.
For the past few months I’ve been chronicling my battle with severe infection that eventually led to amputation, but contrary to what I wrote last month, my left leg, Lenny, is not gone forever. Only below the knee. In a moment of self-pity, I exaggerated my loss. In truth, I still have Mini-Lenny to care […]