Recordings of The Jim O’Halloran Trio with Paul Nelson

Recorded at Kezira Cafe in Columbia City, Seattle on February 25, 2022. Featuring D’Vonne Lewis, Farko Dosumov, and Jim O’Halloran. With a special poetry reading by Paul Nelson for his book release of Haibun de la Serna. The full audio in one long YouTube video: Or the full video and audio in one long YouTube video: Note that with the latter, I left the auto refocus setting turned on, making for a far-from ideal viewing

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Games of 2021

I continue to find gaming central in my life. I have for the third year in the row tracked the diversity and representation in the games I play. I have written internal reviews for many of the games I play. I have also started posting reviews on Steam. These are minor things that supplement the gaming experience and mindfully get me beyond the “achievement” and “escapist” qualities of gaming. Still, games are more complex and

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Movies of 2021

For the first time in my life, I’ve started tracking the films I watch not only on IMDB, but also locally. I’m not sure what I’ll do with this information, but I hope that the “best” films I’ve rated will inform how I continue my journey through explorations of film, a growing part of my life. I find it fascinating that despite not bingeing films or going to more than a single festival, I still

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Books of 2021

As I have done every year for years, here are a list of the books I read in 2021. A prolific year indeed at 134 books with the majority being lauded! I keep track of all my reads on Goodreads, should you want to find me there. As with previous years, I am using the handy five-star scale to present these books, rather than chronological or otherwise. Conveniently, the top book was also my most

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Double Review of Red Hen

My latest contribution in the review world is for two books by Red Hen Press: American Quasar with poems by David Campos and art by Maceo Montoya, and A Camera Obscura by Carl Marcum. You can read about these two unique and timely books here. This is my first review of publications from Red Hen.