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.

March 2015

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.

Bully Pulpit: The Neverending Story

By | February 1st, 2015|

Lately I find myself embellishing my injury story to make it more engaging.

January 2015

Bully Pulpit: Penalized for Working

By | January 1st, 2015|

Who would have thought that today, as we approach the 25th anniversary of the ADA, a quadriplegic high school teacher would have to fight her own government in order to keep teaching?

December 2014

The Big Idea: Does Recovery Trump Cure in Spinal Cord Injury?

By | December 1st, 2014|

The Reeve Foundation wants you to support epidural stimulation, which just might change your life.

Bully Pulpit: Who We Are and Why

By | December 1st, 2014|

At NM we have a commitment to correcting a longstanding cultural bias I like to call “handicrap.”

November 2014

Bully Pulpit: My Top Four Products

By | November 1st, 2014|

My personalized best products list is drawn from our culture at large — in the order that I discovered them. One notable exception will be [...]

October 2014

Working: Beating the Odds

By | October 1st, 2014|

With a thorough understanding of the rules of the game, we can work part-time while getting benefits — or transition to full-time.

Bully Pulpit: At the Intersection

By | October 1st, 2014|

I wonder if a single-minded pursuit is wise.

September 2014

Christopher Voelker, Creative Force who Helped Define New Mobility, Dies at 53

By | September 12th, 2014|

Christopher Voelker Christopher Voelker, whose stunning photography captured the lives and lifestyles of famous actors, musicians, and a vibrant community of people with [...]

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