I grew up in a Christian Reformed, turned United, turned Evangelical, turned Pentecostal home and went to a Catholic elementary school for good measure. Religion factored into every aspect of my life. I was fed regular heaps of fear, shame and guilt with big glasses of judgment to wash them down. Until the hormones hit, the worst sins I had to deal with were fighting with my sister and coveting my friend’s Cabbage Patch Dolls.
We wait, yes, but while doing something else. . . We wait, yes, but while maximizing the time in order to avoid boredom. . . We wait, yes, but we fill time in order not to feel the weight of time. Every day, after our public liturgy in the church, we move silently into the interior personal space of the refectory for the liturgy of the table. The refectory is bright and simple, peaceful, illuminated by a great deal of natural light, with wooden tables arranged in a U-shape.
The Pleasures and Sorrows of a Teenage KatimaviktimIn the program, each member of our group had a nine-to-five volunteer job in the community, and when the workday was done, we would come home and participate in activities designed to coalesce our group into a unit. There were mixed results. At times, it felt like a grand adventure; travelling to locations we’d never been, working to improve communities, and organizing group hang-outs and trips, it was like the best parts of high school.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".