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.
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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.
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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Apr 29, 2021 at 5:59 AM

Posted on: Apr 28, 2021 at 12:02 PM

I guess we all have to do it. One more year added to our lives. Well, I hope as you add your year it brings wisdom and wealth or whatever good things the future has in store. Have a HAPPY BIRTHDAY baby.

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Mar 29, 2021 at 12:47 PM

Posted on: Mar 28, 2021 at 3:51 PM

Well Helen, you've done it again. You went ahead and celebrated another day to remind us that we are another year away from our days at OHS. So, why don't you go ahead and have a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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Mar 26, 2021 at 5:30 PM

Posted on: Mar 26, 2021 at 12:00 PM

My tombstone will read "A day late and a dollar short". So a very HAPPY UNBIRTHDAY to you. I hope the real one was a good one.

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Mar 18, 2021 at 5:39 PM

So you are about to do it again. Good luck and have a HAPPY BIRTHDAY.

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Mar 23, 2021 at 9:36 PM

Posted on: Mar 04, 2021 at 1:33 AM

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Feb 14, 2021 at 8:15 AM

Holy cow, this getting older is gitting old. Well, I guess one more time is OK so have a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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Jan 30, 2021 at 1:22 PM

Posted on: Jan 28, 2021 at 8:17 AM

So you decided to do it again? Why not, everybody else is doing it. Have a HAPPY BIRTHDAY.

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Jan 04, 2021 at 6:43 AM

Posted on: Dec 31, 2020 at 4:22 PM

Ben, these days I don't all ways check my email. So, I thought I would be pro-active. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! And please don't forget—YOU DA MAN!

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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!

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Sep 10, 2020 at 1:15 PM
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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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 06, 2020 at 4:11 PM

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

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