Despite having nothing to hide, we were quite nervous about crossing the border. We researched the rules for border crossing: dogs, alcohol, produce, meat, passports and more. We had gotten the dogs’ vaccination records and even kept their food in the original bag, as recommended. We had cooked all of our meat and eaten any fruits or vegetables. We knew exactly how much alcohol we had (not much) and we were sure it was under the amount we were allowed to bring into Canada.
We had to go to our farthest stop from home to find it, but we found it. I remember standing on a beach on a crystal clear, frigid lake. There were plenty of clouds, but some blue sky, too, above the towering snowy mountains. Jess thought she saw something out on the water and asked if it was a loon. Longtime blog readers will remember that we had looked all over Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan for a loon last summer with no luck.
As a parent, we often find ourselves saying sentences we never expected to say. I was reminded of this once again at Teddy Roosevelt National Park. As we toured this historic cabin where TR had come to get over the death of his wife and mother (they died on the same day! ), we saw the shirt Teddy was wearing when someone shot him, his actual traveling luggage and various other pieces.
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".