Hi! I'm Porter.
Thanks for stopping by my page here on the DENSI2014 site. I am excited to meet each of you in person. In the meantime, here's some super boring info about me:
There are only two states in the US to which I have not been: Alaska and Oregon.
I was adopted as an infant and have been reunited with my biological parents.
My first job was making Hawaiian Shaved Ice in a sno cone shack.
I want to be a vegetarian, but CRAVE bacon and steak.
I am convinced that my dog is best.
My momma and daddy are older than most parents of people my age; I have a brother 11 years older than me. (I love him more than he knows.)
I travel quite a bit and take Hampton, my teddy bear with me on all trips. Sometimes he sits in the seat beside me, especially if I'm in first class!
I love to can vegetables and dehydrate fruits.
Mysweetwilliam and I have more than 15,000 songs in our ever growing iTunes library, but I listen to Pandora.
I have kept a "Things to Do Before I Die" list for almost two decades. I keep adding things to it, because I always want to have a new adventure.
People think of me as an extrovert. I know that I am not.
I collect glass insulators like the ones that used to be on the tops of telephone poles. I almost got arrested in Iowa for "collecting" them from some abandoned poles.
I used to be president of a garden club, but struggle just to keep house plants alive.
Since leaving the classroom, I have learned so much that sometimes I wish I was in the classroom again. I miss teaching, everyday.
I prefer to be barefoot.