- Strawberry Walnut Salad (Romaine)
- Roasted Almond Salad (Cabbage)
- Mixed Greens Salad
- Boundary Waters Wild Rice Soup
- Tomato Basil Nut Soup
- Beef Eater's Stew
- Bombay Chicken Curry Soup
- Fresh, hot breadsticks
- Coffee, hot tea, & fountain sodas
Monday, October 17, 2011
Monday, October 3, 2011
Saturday, August 13, 2011
This is Martha Delaney, Super Smooch! Supporter with greatly relieved me just moments after we landed in the San Diego airport. The photographer is her mother, Martha Lepore (more about both of these remarkable women below). Between us is literally the Smooch!-on-the-move: Two heavy-duty cases holding all the necessary electronics (strobe lights, laptops, and more) plus a huge black duffel bag holding everything from light stands, power cords to my personal items. The cases were checked as luggage and could not exceed 50lbs each. The oversized duffle bag would not be accepted if it weighed more than 100lbs. I was very, very close to being overweight on all three pieces and had worried for days that I had exceeded the airline limits. As you can see, the baggage made it, along with with us. No mishaps or challenges to overcome so far. The San Diego SAM was off to a great start.
Thursday, July 7, 2011
This is Dawn Mikkelson (along with hidden-at-the-moment shoot assistant Heidi Tugseth). Obviously Dawn's a filmmaker. Actually, she's an AWESOME filmmaker. (I've even got the footage to prove it -- Just check out the links below.) I took the pics in this blog entry during one of her recent film events.
Sunday, May 15, 2011
I think Lori Yang literally loves the world. Every bit of it, large and small. You can certainly see how much she cares for her daughter Harper, so beautifully captured in the archive pic shown here. I will confirm that Lori brought this same enthusiasm to her work as a Smooch! Project Hero when she helped manage a recent busy Smooch! shoot. (You'll find her Heroic profile here). It's this open-hearted generosity of spirit that led Lori to bring The Smooch! Project to serve on behalf of another cause she finds compelling and thereby save lives throughout the world.
Lori is an organizer for Be the Match, a worldwide bone marrow registry that serves people suffering a variety of blood diseases. She's organized a community-based donor drive and helped find a sponsor to bring The Smooch! Project there. Lori doesn't even know anyone who is in need of a donor. This is quite a rarity in the registry world, as most drives are created by people seeking a match for someone they know and love. Like I said, Lori loves the entire world. "I believe with all my heart that the 10,000 people in need of marrow donors can find their matches," she said, "Just as surely as I believe our effort to photograph 10,000 Smooches will succeed."
We'll be there, collecting smooches and doing our best to attract as many people as possible to sign up as potential donors. Registering is (almost) as simple as a kiss: You simply fill out a short health form and swab your cheek with a kit provided at the event. Representatives from Be The Match will be there to send it on for processing. Then you get to feel wonderful that you might some day save the life of a complete stranger on the other side of the world! Frankly, I can't think of a better match for The Smooch! Project (no pun intended). Here's the details:
PARTY WITH A PURPOSE!
(Corporate sponsor: Kristen Christianson, Realtor/Keller Williams)
Sunday, May 22, 2011
(On Grimes between Morningside & Branson Streets)
BE THE MATCH & SMOOCH! SHOOT
(In Edina Morningside Community Church basement)
EDINA WOMAN'S CLUB REMODELED HOME TOUR
(Map available at the block party)
Live music, munchies & more! Bouncy house, kids activities, dancing, gift basket raffle, and opportunities to be a hero and save lives by joining the bone marrow registry. Hope to see you there!
Friday, May 6, 2011
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Inspired by and featuring The Smooch! Project, SMOOCH is a feature-length documentary film which illuminates stories of reconciliation and healing from some of the most conflict-ridden nations in the world, profiling individuals who have found the humanity in the very persons they thought they could never forgive.
The SMOOCH team is now taking to the streets (and 100th Smooch! Shoot) to collect stories of hundreds of individuals. Participants will be asked, “Is there anything you wish you could be forgiven for? Anything you wish you could forgive? and "Have you ever experienced being forgiven or forgiving when you thought it impossible?” These stories will create an online chorus of forgiveness and hopes for forgiveness, eventually joined by user-generated videos from across the globe! Share your story of forgiveness or hopes for forgiveness with the world!!!”