James Porter Big Daddy

Profile Updated: June 30, 2020
Residing In: Santa Cruz, CA USA
Spouse/Partner: Barbara Bailey-Porter, Artist/Teacher/Art Therapist, wife for 30 years.
Homepage: jjbooks.space
Occupation: Retired and loving it! Teacher, Special Education-Moderate/Severe Retired
Children: Joshua Yadin Porter, 37 years old, owner Tech Village. MBA , Finance S.F. State University who is father More…of my 7 year old granddaughter, Maya and my 5 year old granddaughter Liliana.

Shaneen Dyani Porter, JD, 35 years old, Self-Employed Attorney. Monterey Law School who is mother of my 19 year old grandson, James
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Geneva Rose-Emma Porter, 35 years old, Fleet Science Center, B.A Architectural Design, Hampshire College in Amherst, MA, San Diego State University,Mathematics MA.
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Here's what I've been up to:
1962-1963 San Jose State
1963-1964 Oakland City College – AA Liberal Arts
1964 – 1966 U.C. Berkeley
1966-1968 U.S. Peace Corps Nigeria
1969 U.C. Berkeley – BA Political Science
1989 Cabrillo College – AS Electronic Technology
2018—Published a science fiction novel, "BLOOD NEXUS"
2020—I will be settling in Belize for 2 years.

School Story:

One thing I really enjoyed at OHS was the banter between Mr. Nelson and Mr. Preston. I remember the day Mr. Preston came to class with a set of bright red lip prints on his bald head. Mr. Nelson had a field day, very funny. I also remember Mr. Nelson talking about Alan Watts. The writings of Watts have had a great influence on my life. What also had a great influence on me in high school was my involvement in sports. Competition taught me that when I thought that I had given all that I had to give and I was ready to give up, I could find something from somewhere that kept me going. I was very lucky to have had so many friends at Oakland High and I hope to see many of you at the reunion.

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Jun 30, 2020 at 1:04 PM
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Jun 09, 2020 at 8:33 AM

Hey man, looks like you added another year. Don't you think we already have enough years? Well, I guess we don't have a choice. So, I wish you a HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I hope things are well with you.
James BIG DADDY Porter

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May 20, 2020 at 9:58 AM

Another year bites the dust. Happy Birthday to the weekend warrior! I hope it's been a good year. DRIFTERS FOREVER!
James Big Daddy Porter

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May 12, 2020 at 9:21 AM

Hey Ken,
It's been a lot of years since Roosevelt Jr, High. Well, you get to celebrate another year. Happy Birthday.
James Big Daddy Porter

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May 03, 2020 at 8:23 PM

Posted on: Apr 28, 2020 at 11:12 AM

Hey Bortney, another one bites the dust. When does all this growing old business go into reverse? Well, you will always be young and beautiful in my mind. I sincerely hope that life is good for you and that this special day is special. Happy Birthday

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Apr 12, 2020 at 7:34 PM

Carolyn,I hope that even in these troubled times,you have a very special day for a very special person—YOU! Happy Birthday
James Big Daddy Porter

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Apr 08, 2020 at 9:54 PM

Posted on: Apr 08, 2020 at 3:05 PM

Hey Lee, I hope your special day is special. Happy Birthday. how is life treating you? I hope things are good in this time of turmoil.

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Mar 30, 2020 at 6:32 AM

Posted on: Mar 29, 2020 at 8:49 AM

Helen,
In these troubling times, I hope you can find a bright spot on your special day, I remember us dancing with both of your feet on top of my feet. That brings a smile to my face. I hope you have plenty of smiles today.
Shalom,
James Big Daddy Porter

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Mar 24, 2020 at 4:59 PM

Happy Birthday Russel. Are you still in Santa Cruz?

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Mar 04, 2020 at 1:36 AM
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Feb 14, 2020 at 9:13 AM

Hey Gene, I hope life is treating you well. And I hope your special day is special. Happy Birthday!

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Jan 21, 2020 at 6:36 PM

Happy Birthday Honey,
I hope it's as special as you are.
James Big Daddy Porter

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Jan 01, 2020 at 5:43 PM

I know you are not getting older. I can tell by your radio voice. You know I'm getting older, I forgot about New Year's Eve (and your birthday) until the fire works started. Anyway, here's a belated Happy Birthday—You da man!

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Nov 07, 2019 at 8:56 AM

Happy birthday Pat. I hope life is treating you well. Big Daddy Porter

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Oct 17, 2019 at 1:52 PM

Hey Hazel, sorry for the late birthday wishes but happy birthday anyway. Say hi to Jeff.

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Oct 17, 2019 at 1:33 PM

A beautiful lady. May she rest in peace.

Oct 17, 2019 at 11:15 AM

We are still so let's keep enjoying life. Happy Birthday my man.

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Sep 24, 2019 at 1:02 AM
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Sep 23, 2019 at 12:08 AM

Happy Birthday! I hope life is treating you well.

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Aug 28, 2019 at 1:33 PM

My condolences to thoes Carol left behind. I will always remember the light hearted times we spent together and how she called me Wellington. May she rest in peace.

James Wellington Big Daddy Porter

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Big Daddy Porter and Family - 1992
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I wrote,produced, directed and acted in this play.
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Duende Makes a House Call - 2004
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Barbara Bailey-Porter's portrait of Big Daddy