James Porter Big Daddy

Profile Updated: September 10, 2020
Residing In: Santa Cruz, CA USA
Spouse/Partner: Barbara Bailey-Porter, Artist/Teacher/Art Therapist, wife for 30 years.
Homepage: www.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 Graduated from U.C. Berkeley – BA Political Science
1989 Cabrillo College – AS Electronic Technology
2018—Published a science fiction novel, "BLOOD NEXUS" (www.jjbooks.space)
2020—I will be settling in Belize for 2 years.
2020—I am held up in Yuma Arizona until Belize border opens. Trapped by the big V.

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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Oct
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Oct 18, 2020 at 1:27 PM

Bobby, are we old yet? I hope you are staying young. Have a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
James BIG DADDY Porter

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Oct 16, 2020 at 4:59 PM

Posted on: Oct 09, 2020 at 12:56 PM

Hazel, it looks like you're in it for the long run.Keep it up! Have a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY.
James JJ BIG DADDY Porter

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Sep 22, 2020 at 6:57 PM

Posted on: Sep 21, 2020 at 12:32 PM

What the hell Bill, didn't you do this last year? How did we get to be the same age as old people? Well, I don't care if you keep on doing this—HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Sep
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Sep 06, 2020 at 3:12 PM

Nancy, you are special. I hope your special day is special. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
James BIG DADDY Porter

Aug
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Aug 26, 2020 at 4:15 PM

What! Another one? Aren't you getting tired of these yearly reminders of our getting older? Well, anyway HAPPY BIRTHDAY. I hope it was a wonderful day for you.
BIG DADDY Porter

Aug
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Aug 21, 2020 at 9:07 AM

Tyrone , are we still getting older? Well, that happens to the best of us. Congratulations on another year. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
BIG DADDY Porter

Aug
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Aug 07, 2020 at 6:35 PM

Perry, Happy Birthday. I hope life is treating you well. Tell your grandchildren to take good care of you.

Jul
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Jul 24, 2020 at 11:08 AM

So, another year has come and gone. I hope you still have a love of life. Happy Birthday.
Shalom,
Big Daddy

Jul
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Jul 16, 2020 at 2:38 PM

Hi Giffy, I hope life is treating you well. Right now I am in a cheap motel in Yuma AZ waiting for the Belize boarder to open on Aug, 15. I plan to spend 2 years in Corozal, a small town in Northern Belize. I have written a book: Blood Nexus by JJ Porter (science fiction) purchase options: Amazon (paperback only), Barnes & Noble (paperback and eBook-nook), Walmart (paperback and eBook-kobo), goodreads (paperback), BOOKS-A-MILLION (paperback) and other fine book sellers. I have written a second book. It needs a lot of rewriting and editing before it can be published. Thanks for taking interest.
James Big Daddy Porter aka JJ Porter.

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Jul 16, 2020 at 8:58 AM

Posted on: Jul 08, 2020 at 9:56 AM

Yes Bill, this does bring back memories. I am glad to hear things are well with you and yours. My life has taken a few turns in the last 3 years. My wife and I are no longer living together after 40 years. We are still friends. I lived in our condo for 2 years. Then I published a sci fi novel—BLOOD NEXUS, sold the condo and spent 2 months in Columbia and 5 weeks in Belize. I decided to move to Belize for 2 years. I am currently in Yuma AZ (109 yesterday) waiting for the borders in Belize to open on Aug. 15. I have downsized from a 3 bedroom house to a 2 bedroom condo to 2 shipping containers in the back of my SUV. I came across the photo while throwing out years of things I had collected. I saved this picture. Have I gone wacko or am I part of the avant guard exiting my beleaguered country? We shall see. So, around Aug 12, I will be taking a train ride to Miami and hopefully, on the 15th I will fly to Belize, quarantine for 14 days and then head to Corozal, a small town in Northern Belize, and finish my second novel. Wish me luck.

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Jul
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Jul 06, 2020 at 4:11 PM

Posted on: Jul 05, 2020 at 10:51 AM

Remember this?

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Jul
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Jul 12, 2020 at 4:05 PM

Posted on: Jul 01, 2020 at 3:04 PM

I keep trying to send you good wishes, and though this works for other OHS adressees, this system keeps kicking yours back to me. If your of a mind, drop me a line with your personal email address.
Thanks, Michael A.

Jun
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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

May
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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

May
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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
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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

Apr
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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
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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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Aug 07, 2020 at 1:34 PM

Posted on: Mar 24, 2020 at 4:59 PM

Happy Birthday Russel. Are you still in Santa Cruz?

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