I’m about to teach my first class in writing science fiction and fantasy and plan to ask my students what their greatest (nonsexual) fantasy is.  I’ve already kissed two of my favorites goodbye, singing on Broadway or replacing Esther Williams in the water.  Today my fantasies swing from the truly ambitious—seeing the U.S. transform from a consuming society to a care-taking one, to the truly petty—celebrating the Pirates’ 82nd victory in 2012.  At the moment, an Obama 2012 victory would trump all my fantasies.  What about your fantasies?

About Sally Hobart Alexander

Blinded at the age of twenty-six, I left California and elementary school teaching for life in Pittsburgh, Pa. There, I met my husband, got a Masters' degree in social work, had two kids, now 35 and 32, and became a writer. Surprisingly, the writing career led me full-circle to teaching, and I teach in Chatham University's M.F.A. program and lead two writing critique groups. Always, since the age of 26, I have traveled, not in the stereotypic darkness attributed to blindness, but a mist. My blog then, "traveling through the mist" will deal with issues in my culturally different life as a blind writer, teacher, speaker, and human being.
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