The road in front of our house when I was growing up wasn't paved. The paved part of FM 696 abruptly ended about 100 yards away.The red clay that made up what I supposed constituted a "road" sometimes got so slippery when it rained that the cars couldn't make it up a slight hill, and the drivers would trudge up to the house and ask for help.My dad would crank up his "Poppin' Johnny" (John Deere tractor), find the chain and go yank them out.
They started groundwork this week on a huge new housing subdivision on the Highway 36 Loop at Dixie Road. And I noticed that the first thing that was done was to push down most of the trees and all of the brush.At least they appeared to have ground it up into wood chips, and I hope they spread it out over the development's landscape.I understand the need for more housing for humans, but I also wondered what was going to happen to the wildlife that was being displaced.
“My Road to America & In America; Plus My Family History” by Mteczyslaw Joseph is currently the book of choice on my reading table.I know the author as Matt Liepiec of Austin. My wife and I met Matt and his wife Henri at a dance in East Bernard a number of years ago. We stayed in touch by snail mail, email, phone and more dances over the years.Matt’s book is proof of the adage that we do not know the strangers among us.
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 Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
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, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
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
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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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".