Advice for Writing and Living in 2022

Mementos from my grandparents’ lives remind me to appreciate the chaos.

The pandemic shut down my Sunday dance class; two years later, is it time to find something new?

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His family fled death threats in El Salvador. My son texted from school, “there’s a kid with a gun.”

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Might our loved ones come back to us after they are gone?

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If I wanted to write about her journey to asylum and citizenship, I had to examine why I wanted to be part of her story.

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Laura Nicole Diamond

Author, asylum lawyer, mom. Support indies — get books @

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