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.

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 [...]

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.

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