About

Me, Curated

Photograph of a white-bearded James wearing a black SF Giants hat, grey hoodie and pants, while yoyoing in a large grassy field
“Let's throw!” ©2022 — Dharmafrog

Together for twenty-six years, my partner Lu and I are closer and more in love than ever. Together we've collaborated, created, and are guiding three wonderful sons, and one adorable daughter into strong, smart, kind, and loving human beings.

Playing, collecting, and cataloging tabletop games is my most recent hobby, and I love it more than any hobby before.

I'm a recovering foodaholic, and struggle with that on a near hourly basis. I do my best to take it one day at a time and stay as healthy as possible. Additionally, I try to do a bunch of exercises in a row. I've lost over 120 pounds since November 2020.

Since I turned forty I've been collecting and throwing modern, unresponsive, metal yoyos. I even hit myself once.

Prior to Artistic Outlaw, I spent 21 years curating and maintaining leihu.com through 67 versions. In 2022, I made the decision to switch to Artistic Outlaw and close leihu.

I'm a descendant of the Maclean (mother) and MacDonald (father) Clans of Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿. And while I've never been to Scotland (yet), I feel a deep connection with the place, people, and culture from whence I hail.

Virtue · Mine · Honor.

Outlaw?

tl;dr: I don't like rules.

I've always felt outside, off center, and uninvited. Here, but not. A kindred spirit with all things rebellion. A person out of time.

I don't conform well. I tend to adapt my own way of doing things that end up crude in their simplicity. I see truth where others see lies. I don't fit in, a triangle, and all the holes are squares.