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Tim Gilmer

Bully Pulpit: The Perfect Day

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

Tim Gilmer

Bully Pulpit: Poor Players

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

Tim Gilmer

Bully Pulpit: ADA: Best and Worst Seats

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

Tim Gilmer

Bully Pulpit: Inner Beast

The inner beast feeds on the carcass of hope. When hope dies, resentment floods in on the heels of depression and wastes no time in evolving into full-blown anger, even, at times, rage.

Tim Gilmer

Bully Pulpit: We Are the Seeds

I have always been fascinated by seeds. Why? They are bursting with such potential! As each unique seedling, flower or plant unfolds, it often surprises us with its beauty, complexity, and ability to be fruitful. Whether germinating or dormant, seeds must have the right conditions to set them on their journey. And so it is […]

Tim Gilmer

Bully Pulpit: Valentine’s Dream

This Valentine’s Day, when so many couples celebrate their new or ongoing relationships, my wife Sam and I are marking the 40th anniversary of our love.

Bully Pulpit: Imagine This

Bully Pulpit: Imagine This

Lately I’ve been thinking about what I might do when I retire — if I retire — but the problem is I don’t know what the word means. Literally, to retire means to change the rubber on my wheels. But there is nothing new or unique about this — I’ve done it twice a year […]

Tim Gilmer

Bully Pulpit: Wheelchair Terrorist Alert!

Several months ago at the Portland International Airport, in the midst of a routine patdown, a second uniformed TSA employee approached and told me I had tested positive for explosives. Me?  Explosives? I knew it wasn’t my shoes because I tend not to ever wear them anymore, except when traveling. Could it be my underwear? […]

Bully Pulpit: Bowers: Did Docs Follow Consent Rules?

Bully Pulpit: Bowers: Did Docs Follow Consent Rules?

Where was the Hippocratic Oath for Tim Bowers — the moral lynchpin of the medical profession — to first “do no harm,” when it was most needed?

Tim Gilmer

Bully Pulpit: Wish vs. Reality

Sex and disability used to be strange bedfellows, but no more. After decades of declaring that cultural stereotyping is responsible for the misconception that disabled people are mostly asexual, maybe it’s time we changed our tune. Two television series, Push Girls, and now the remade Ironside, have been hawking sexuality like peanuts at Yankee Stadium. […]