About The 19th Floor

Mark in Paris     The 19th Floor is a little project I started in August 2002. I had read a couple articles about blogging and I thought to myself, “Hey, I can do that!” I promptly signed up for a Blogger account and started writing about inane shit that nobody cares about. And I haven’t stopped since.

I usually write about whatever is on my mind. Sometimes I riff off of stuff I read in other blogs. Sometimes I just write about the banalities of my own life. I’m a frustrated fiction writer, so I find that blogging is a good warm-up or cool-down for my more serious writing. One thing that does seem to separate me from other bloggers is my disability. I have a neuromuscular disability known as spinal muscular atrophy. It’s been a part of my life since birth and I don’t give it much thought, but you will see me mention various aspects of it from time to time.

I call this blog The 19th Floor because when I first started writing it, I had just moved into my condo, which is on the 19th floor. Seemed like an apt title.

A few other things. I’m an attorney and I work in the area of disability policy (big surprise). I’m unapologetically liberal. I’m big into computers, books (all kinds, but a penchant for SF), and other things geek.

If you want more background on me, you can read this article about me from the February/March 2004 issue of Minnesota Law & Politics.

Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy.

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