I was born in California.  I grew up in Hawaii.  I went to junior high near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  I went to high-school in southern Oregon, college in Salem Oregon, and am now living with my wife and four year old son in Portland.

I lived in a redwood house on a volcanic island, and played on a beach of my birth stone. My mother was a belly dancer. I can Cossack dance. I taught myself after I came back from Russia.

I've studied Hawaiian, Latin, French, Russian, Chinese, and Japanese in the classroom, in that order. Now I can't manage much in any of them.

I drowned in the Hilo Bay after being repeatedly thrown in by drunk relatives when I was my son's age. I still remember the moment when I gave up and breathed in the tea colored water. My lungs surrendered, but my heart never stopped. I forgave the foolish swimming lesson the moment a fear sobered relative resuscitated me.

I facilitated a consensus meeting in the middle of a downtown Portland street for several hours with several hundred people. We decided on one thing, to stay in the street indefinitely. Then, almost everyone left and the next morning the police opened it for traffic.

A police man broke my arm and I said, "Motherfucker, I'll kick your ass with one arm."

I organized a rave in my loft when my roommate was out of town. He almost didn't find out.

My wife was my student in Japan. She said, "I love you." Too late we realized she confused "love" and "like". I was considered both the best and worst English teacher.

I was almost an Eagle Scout, but I got burnt out.

I never played D&D until college.

I play Eve Online and exclusively PVP.

I buy too many transformer toys and pretend it's only because I love my son.

I got cauliflower ear from wrestling in high-school and broke a finger doing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in college. I broke my hand on my friend's head after he asked me to punch him. We kept sparring.

I burned my face while fire dancing. I am a fire dragon.
  • Portland, Oregon
  • JoinedJuly 3, 2014

Stories by Jorden Leonard
Ranger of Path by JordenLeonard
Ranger of Path Fantasy
Logs of griffin shit fall from the sky and vampires hide under beds. Holy war has come again to the realms, and all must beware the hybrids of mortal and divine. Memories of a bitter mother and a recent act of bet...
(Oldest Version) Ranger Of Path by JordenLeonard
(Oldest Version) Ranger Of Path Fantasy
Until a week ago Ishkur was a shell for a demigod in an adventuring band that shook empires. Now struggling to survive in a country ravaged by holy war, he starts to follow his own path to glory.
(Old Version) Ranger Of Path by JordenLeonard
(Old Version) Ranger Of Path Fantasy
When he was a boy his mother loved him, but when old and dying she cursed him for a life wasted. Ishkur was alone in a mystical world, a boy too slow at growing old. Adrift and shunned, he accepted a foreign power...
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