We have never been a particularly religious family. My mom and dad used to take us to services at the Episcopal Church in Newton Upper Falls, in Massachusetts. My father sang in the choir. We moved around so much in my growing-up years that I never fastened on any particular church. When I got to Stanford, I was embarrassed by how little I knew about the Christian religion (or any other religion, for that matter).
Two very nice women from the county library’s history room visited me this week to do an interview about my long life in Marin. I got to talk about myself for two hours. What incredible self-indulgence. We arrived in Marin in 1942, and sublet the home of then-San Rafael superintendent of schools Oliver Hartzell. From there we moved to North Street in Sausalito, and I attended Tamlpais High School.
I have a love-hate thing with the holidays. Christmas cards and big-time shopping, and making at least 100 meatballs for our Christmas Eve party. Ugh. As of now, it all seems too much. I will probably survive — I’ve done this for almost 60 years, and for 60 years I’ve shuddered for weeks beforehand, sure I would not have the time nor the energy to get everything done. I’m shuddering already, and it’s not even Thanksgiving yet.
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
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".