What a busy holiday season! When people learn that I am taking time off from work, the most asked question is: “Where are you going?”I do like to travel, but more than that I love to spend time with my family and have a great stay-cation. This month’s blog falls into several categories: 10-year changeI recently ran in to Jesse, who ten years earlier took a picture with me at the Hogle Zoo. As the new photo above shows, we both have changed tremendously!
The holiday season is definitely upon us. This Thanksgiving allowed me to remember the things that are important to me and what helps me continue to want to do better with my health and well-being for me and my family. The holidays can be tough if you are apart from your family. This year I had to say goodbye to my sister Violet and her husband Lafu and their kids as they moved to Idaho. Saying goodbye to my namesake was emotional.
What a hectic month with yet another setback to my workout regimen due to a minor injury. With that said, I am happy to report that I’ll be back at the gym Monday, so I need to dial the intensity back a little to ensure I can get to the gym and keep working out. I am very lucky to have the continued support of people who have been where I have been and where I want to go. Props to my dude Drew Manning and his Keto Plan that is helping me big time.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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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
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Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
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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
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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