A short essay on higher education

We run a lot of poetry in this space because of, well, space.  Here’s something a little different from the latest issue of Fine Lines.  It’s a short essay on higher education.  It’s written by Rachel Brannen, who is currently majoring in Chemical Dependency Counseling at Metropolitan Community College.  She is a young mother of three, and she supports her family by waiting tables and rehabbing furniture for profit.  She also has a passion for writing.