James Porter Big Daddy

Profile Updated: January 5, 2021
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, 40 something years old, Self-Employed Attorney, Monterey Law School, Judgemental Baker, who is mother of my 19 year old grandson, James

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.

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.
2020-Entered Belize.

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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May 20, 2022 at 12:50 PM

Happy Birthday you old Drifter. I hope life is treating you well.

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Apr 12, 2022 at 5:54 PM

Posted on: Apr 08, 2022 at 8:24 AM

Hey Lee, you made it another year, congratulations! Have a HAPPY BIRTHDAY.

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Mar 27, 2022 at 10:07 PM

Posted on: Mar 27, 2022 at 2:03 PM

Frances, guess what, I forget your birthday. If it gives you any comfort, I have forgotten my own birthday—twice!. I hope that your birthday was better than my memory and that you had a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY.

Mar 24, 2022 at 2:48 PM

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Russel. Keep on truckin'! I guess you left the Santa Cruz area. I hope you are enjoying life.

Mar 21, 2022 at 6:57 AM

Hey Dan, it's that time of year again. Time to remember that you have made it through another year. Congratulations! Have a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY.

Mar 04, 2022 at 1:33 AM
Feb 17, 2022 at 11:35 AM

Have a great Birthday!

Jan 29, 2022 at 9:43 AM

Happy birthday Arlene!

Jan 25, 2022 at 7:32 AM

Still looking fine!

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Jan 26, 2022 at 12:42 PM

Posted on: Jan 20, 2022 at 5:29 PM

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Honey. I hope your life is amazing!

Jan 08, 2022 at 6:29 PM

Keep on truckin'!

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Dec 26, 2021 at 8:19 PM

Michael was my roommate for three semesters at UC. I got to know Micahel well and we formed a connection that was special. His father had a connection to the Raiders and Michael and I were able to work the chains at a Raider game. He seem to love  his life in Israel and I believe he had a good life there. Rest in peace Michael, life will miss you.

Dec 03, 2021 at 7:36 AM

Ben, congratulations on the article on your life. You are the man!!!

Nov 14, 2021 at 8:29 AM

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Pat. I hope life is treating well.

Oct 18, 2021 at 10:25 AM

Bobby, another year has come and gone so it's time to celebrate. Have a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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Oct 13, 2021 at 5:05 PM

Posted on: Oct 08, 2021 at 10:13 PM

Hey Hazel, I hope things are still good in Santa Cruz and that you have a HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Say hello to Jeff.

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Sep 24, 2021 at 10:02 PM

Posted on: Sep 21, 2021 at 7:07 PM

Well I guess that's another one down the drain. Maybe we will see things return to normal when we didn't have to worry about some moron without a mask breathing on us. Oh, did I say happy birthday yet? HAPPY BIRTHDAY! By the way, your birthday is on the same day as Belize's independing day.

Sep 08, 2021 at 4:14 PM

Hey Giffy, sorry I'm late wishing you a happy birthday. I hope it was a wonderful day for you.

Aug 20, 2021 at 1:34 PM

Tyrone, you made it another year to remember. But at our age, maybe it's better to forget. Anyway, have a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Aug 06, 2021 at 10:01 AM

Happy Birthday Perry. I hope you have a great day.

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