resurrect selected events from the past in fascinating detail
even after time-lapse…
Iowa: a poem by Seamus Heaney
In Iowa once, among the Mennonites In a slathering blizzard, conveyed all afternoon Through sleet-glit pelting hard against the windscreen And a wiper's strong absolving slumps and flits, I saw, abandoned in the open gap Of a field where wilted corn stalks flagged the snow, A mowing machine. Snow brimmed its iron seat, Heaped each spoked wheel with a thick white brow, And took the shine off oil in the black-toothed gears. Verily I came forth from that wilderness As one unbaptized who had known darkness (more…)
Neck-and-Neck: The Huffington Post reports that Rick Santorum & Mitt Romney Separated By FOUR VOTES in Iowa Caucus race.
LA Times provides this photo too of crowd reactions. LAT also reports the vote as being in favor 5 votes to Santorum.
|Photo caption – Volunteers in Des Moines react to news on the television during a rally for Mitt Romney at the Hotel Fort Des Moines on the night of the Iowa caucuses. (Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images / January 3, 2012)|
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 4.12.11~
Here’s Company Town with the scoop: “Conan the Barbarian,” a reworking of the 1982 film that starred Arnold Schwarzenegger, is hoping to vanquish the competition at the box office this weekend. But even the sword-wielding brute may not have enough strength to conquer “The Help.”
Ever since its release more than a week ago, the adaptation of Kathryn Stockett’s bestselling novel about civil rights in 1960s Mississippi has been exceeding industry expectations at the box office. Audiences who saw the film last week gave it a perfect grade of A+, according to market research firm CinemaScore, and that positive word of mouth was reflected in the picture’s midweek grosses.
Since Monday, “Help” has collected about $12 million, bringing its total to $47.8 million — an indication that the film will see only a modest decline in ticket sales this weekend. Disney, which is distributing the movie, is hoping it will collect at least an additional $18 million.
But the new 3-D “Conan” film, which stars big-screen [sorta] newcomer, native Hawaiian actor, Jason Namakaeha Momoa, still has a shot at claiming the weekend’s No. 1 spot. According to those who have seen pre-release audience surveys, the movie will probably gross $15 million to $18 million. That should be enough to beat out the weekend’s other three new films in wide release.
The fourth film in the “Spy Kids” franchise — being released in both 3-D and so-called 4-D, aka Aroma-Scope (more…)
Courage to love important stories in the world worth telling
The blog continues to grow in Hollywood, California, its cultural home. Many thanks for supporting Horiwood.Com to reach the 2.6 million milestone.
You all rock and it’s a joy to blog every day to a loyal audience here in Hollywood.
I’m celebrating this moment, with John Key and Hekia Parata who is an important politician in New Zealand of the future, standing in the Mana electorate of Wellywood where Sir Peter Jackson makes his films.
Unless we put worthy Maori women up where they belong, who will? Exactly.
Let’s support this lady to the top in not only New Zealand politics but for what she has to gift the world too with her color, her vision, her panache, her vivacity, her humor and her spirit. Go Hekia! Liberty and freedom of expression in all of your capacities of a unique personality to lead.
Also, check out Courage to Love by California author Robert Ellis - my octogenarian buddy whose written a book with a powerful message about peace in Israel and Palestine. Click on the book’s cover to pursue.
Again, thanks all very much – and let’s keep rocking out with love. It’s an honor to share the spotlight today of an achievement with three people, much more worthy than myself, who all have good messages for others and the world to share. Thanks for sharing your time and interest on this blog each day.
I must be craving the best butter in the world today, that being New Zealand butter. Here’s what it looks like to buy in Asia. I’m still looking for it to readily buy in America off the shelf. It’s the best. Everytime I eat fresh Iowa sweetcorn, I crave New Zealand butter to go with it. Alas, they’d be the best combo ever! Let’s get NZ butter here for Iowa sweetcorn lovers of America.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 10.24.10~