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    Gloria Harrison is originally from the desert southwest and has lived in Portland since 1999. Her day job involves spreadsheets and administration. She has 18-year-old twin boys who recently graduated high school. She spends the majority of her COVID time with her cat, Lump, and her companion, Gregor. Gloria has been published across the internet, including on The Rumpus, in several print anthologies, and has appeared on podcasts, including This American Life. In 2017, Australian filmmaker Julietta Boscolo completed a film version of her essay that was on This American Life. The film made its international debut at the Palm Springs International Shortfest on June 24, 2018.

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    Before my son graduated from high school in June 2019, everyone warned me that, when he left for college in August, it...

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