I am a retired public employee who has worked for state and local governments. I have lived and/or worked in Philadelphia, Moorestown/Mt. Laurel, NJ, Annapolis, MD, Richmond, VA and Boston. My current residence is in Vermont.
At the age of 1 I campaigned with my father for Henry Wallace who was the Progressive Party candidate and I am been politically active ever since participating in the civil rights and the anti-Vietnam war movements as well as being involved in many political campaigns on all levels.
I use FortLeft to write about the days events and anything else that takes my fancy including politics, science, sports and history.
The photograph in the header is by FortRight and is Indian Lake in Madame Sherrie Park.
Maya, please include me on your blog!
If you sign up with an email, you should get a notification every time I post. Or, since we are friends on Facebook, it will show up there.
Awesome blog. I understand the interest in politics from a young age. I cannot remember I time when i didn’t pay attention to political workings. Looking forward to reading more!
Many thanks for following my blog; I appreciate it!
I have nominated your blog for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award.
More on this nomination is at
Thank you very much for the honor of being nominated.
Well deserved 🙂 Keep blogging!
I just went to the link and it seems that it is like a chain letter for blogs. While I do thank you for the nomination, I am going to break the chain so you might want to pick another person.
Thank you for following my blog which has led me to your wonderful blog and writings. Glad to meet you!
Same to you.
Dabney Morriss, in Richmond.
I’ve been meaning for some time to let you know I’ve been enjoying Fort Left since about the time Gentle Woman of a Dangerous Kind came out — I was hoping to get to a showing and perhaps see you, but so far have missed my opportunities for various reasons. I did put the blog on my toolbar and check in regularly — also scan back in the history from time to time — I only follow a few things, and this has taken hold.
We started a monthly SJC seminar group last August. Both these help keep whatever brain cells are still working lubricated. Hope to be in touch sometime. Having figured out about the posting I’ll check that. Thanks & Cheers, Dabney
Hi Dabney, Good to hear from you and glad you enjoy FortLeft. I think that Janet and Lynda have plans to show Gentle Woman around Richmond more so maybe you can catch it sometime. One of this year’s SJC reunion classes is going to show it and some alums are going to try to show it in NYC which is exciting. I’m retired now and do this blog as part of my trying to keep the brain cells working. Take care, Maya
Thank you, you’ve been very helpful
firstly you dont have to thank me, you’re clearly amazing, and secondly, how did you get it so that you can have all those different widgets where you wanted them, and also how to make the other page appear in the top bar?
You should be able to drag the widgets to the place you want them. The support/help section has a really good explanation of pages. In fact, support is really pretty good for most things.
Your blog is really good, but it must have been so expensive, which upgrades did you get?
Believe it or not it is a standard blog. I do pay for my URL as mhasegawa.com, but right now that is all. I am going to have to get more download capacity soon, however.
And thank you for liking my blog.