Diary of a Hopeful Starving Student
- Little Rock, Arkansas, U.S.A.
- August 03
- I am delightful company!
- Once upon a time this writer was a reporter/photographer and columnist for a large weekly newspaper in New York City, worked at the Center for Publishing at N.Y.U., worked at Kirkus for one whirlwind semester and eventually was an editor at Scholastic. After two very eventful years on cable television in New York City, this writer was voted off the island.
Today this writer is a student and soon-to-be published author (all fingers and toes are crossed) living in reduced circumstances. She is ever hopeful and even though her stomach may rumble from time to time, she is usually somewhat reasonably well fed. Most importantly this writer is a recovering or former New Yorker, (recovering seems more apt), who is quite happily transplanted elsewhere. She blooms where she is planted.
You can contact me at diaryofahopefulstarvingstudent@
MY RECENT POSTS
- Blackest Friday
November 29, 2013 08:35PM
November 25, 2013 10:46AM
- "Say What You Want to Say and
Let the Words Fall Out"
November 24, 2013 04:25PM
- Thank You to the State of
Arkansas Board of Review
November 21, 2013 11:55AM
- Thanksgiving Alone
November 17, 2013 10:36PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
that Open Salon is still
thriving. Long may it live. I
November 24, 2013 11:21PM
there. How are things with you
and yours? I want you to
November 24, 2013 11:02PM
- “tr ig,
advice to you is to look in
the mirror. Have at it, and
November 24, 2013 09:04PM
- “tr ig,
very sorry to hear that
happened to you. It seems like
November 24, 2013 05:22PM
- “tr ig,
understand how you feel. Thank
you for copying and pasting
November 18, 2013 10:59AM
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Thank you to Edward Fillmore, Senior vice President Consumer Market Manager for Arkansas, Oklahoma and the NM Area of Northwest Arkansas, for taking the time to speak with me for an hour to discuss the customer service issues for Bank America, particularly on the phone. You were so sweet to mee… Read full post »
On a bright and sunny Wednesday morning in October of 2011 , Patty Guardado parked her car at the Burger King parking lot on University Avenue, right across the street from the University of Arkansas at Little Rocks's campus. Patty then crossed University Avenue, walked through the gates on to the… Read full post »
All of my medical records are posted on freakbook with all of my ios photographs. Yes, the neurologist who examined me in the ER at the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences, UAMS, told me that I have MS. The doctors at St. Vincent's Hospital think I have lupus.
Concentrate on you… Read full post »
Things are different now for me. They are not better, nor worse. They are just different now.
My life changed overnight. I went to sleep on May 14th feeling as healthy as can be. I woke up on May 15th with massive swelling all over my body, my legs a bright… Read full post »
I was standing in the middle of the waiting room in the neurology department at UAMS. I took a good long look aroud in all directions. And everywhere I looked I could see it.
It was there. You had to look for it. But it was there. Everywhere really. Some… Read full post »
The funniest thing happened tonight. Here's hoping you all think this is a hoot too. I just missed the last bus of the evening earlier tonight. I was stranded in a neighborhood called Hillcrest. Fortunately a very nice gentleman offered to give me a ride to Midtown Center.
He… Read full post »
I have been in and out of the hospital for three months now to treat the auto-immune disease, and the vasculitis, the severe anemia, the diverticulitis and my other medical issues. I have stayed in the hospital twice, been in and out of the ER, had a surgical biopsy, too many… Read full post »
Thank you to Criminal Program Specialist Yancey for meeting with me for an hour yesterday to discuss Patty's case. I took your advice and contacted those two other federal agencies who are working on Patty's homicide case now.
Thank you for taking the time to meet with me. Read full post »
I still think of myself as being healthy. Yet yesterday I went to the Social Security Administration office in town. There a very nice man named Zachary helped me fill out forns to apply for disability.
My doctors at St. Vincent's Hospital tell me that they think I have lupus. … Read full post »
Thank you to Laura at Holy Souls Church in Little Rock, AR for your assistance and for taking the time to meet with me this morning. Thank you so much for the gift card for Kroger grocery store, and for the check you wrote me to pay for a one-month Central… Read full post »
Dear System President for the University of Arkansas,
I am very concerned, and I know you will be too, when you understand the abuse of power by some administrators at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. I still find it shocking. I think you may too.
I know that I have… Read full post »
Since the NSA has been in the news so much of late and all of those other federal law enforcement agencies too, I have given some thought as to how to best hire and train an undercover agent.
There are days of late when I feel like I am am being… Read full post »
I am sitting in the lobby of the hotel across from Baptist Hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas, and working hard to come up with a plan for where I will stay tonight.
Tonight is a night like many others lately when I have to make my arrangements at the eleventh hour… Read full post »
These days things are clear cut. When all is said and done, either you are with me or you are against me. If you are with me, you are on the team who is fighting for justice with everything we have got. Fortunately for all of us that is more than… Read full post »
We have chatted so many times on the phone now. I get a kick out of looking at my caller ID log on my iPhone and seeing your incoming calls as 555-5555. You and all your toys are a unique bundle of fun.
Just like me.
I know one day… Read full post »
I just posted a status update for you on freakbook. I do not have time to copy and paste it here.
John, please call me. We need to discuss the behavior of some of the Little Rock PD officers here yet again.
While you are all thinking about me, I want… Read full post »
On August 3rd I had my best birthday ever. Let me tell you that it's not a party 'til you're running from the law like you are Julia Roberts in The Pelican Brief.
That's me. Just call me Julia.
I somehow got a smidge caught up in the investigation… Read full post »
To My Three Readers,
If you want to follow me on freakbook, my affectionate name for facebook, then look me up at Violetta E. Peracchio, (V). My Grandpa Secondo, God-rest-his-soul, used to call me that when I was a very little girl. Violets have been my favorite flower since I was… Read full post »
Dear Sgt. Lesher:
It concerns me a great deal that on Thursday afternoon I was threatened by a police officer at St. Vincent's Hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas. The uniformed officer told me that his name is Officer Moore.
I must tell you that I could not see his hospital identification… Read full post »
I do not know the names of any of the drug cartels in Arkansas, and I do NOT want to know. I am happy with my not knowing. I am also very pleased that I do not know the full names of any of the members of those organizations.
IT IS NONE… Read full post »
There are so many individuals who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to help me during the past two and a half months. I appreciate all of you so very much. Thank you for all you have done and you continue to do for me and for too… Read full post »
You all go and conduct… Read full post »
Well today was an eventful day so far, and it is still going strong. First thing this morning I met with the duty agent at the local FBI office in town. Following that I met with two of the Arkansas state troopers for more than three hours.
The best part… Read full post »
I have some details that I want to share about my current medical condition. These details may not be everyone's cup of tea. For sections where graphic details are included, I will warn you in advance. I will do the same for sections about female health issues, and a warni… Read full post »
Dear Ronnie, Becky, Molly, Ben and Katie,
I know it has been too long since I have posted for Diary of a Hopeful Starving Student on Open Salon. Not to worry. Things are great here, and I have not posted because I have been so busy.
I am reading Sir Gawain and… Read full post »
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