A recent visit to the new exhibit at the San Francisco DeYoung museum titled, “Teotihuacan city of water, city of fire” gave me yet a new perspective on Mesoamerican culture. I have been a Mayan-o-phile for many years. I love that their culture here in the Americas had a developed civilization with a system of loosely aligned city states. They had an advanced calendar that the rest of the world would not equal for more than a thousand years.
A bit of rain will do wonders for hunters or more accurately, it does wonders for game. Parts of Cow Mountain have been a dry hole when it comes to finding a buck to shoot. The season to date has yielded very few horns and very few does and fawns to admire. Then came a bit of rain last Thursday, enough to make some shallow puddles in plastic tarps and soak the ground enough to tamp down the thick dust on the roads. Jeeps were virtually dust free for the whole weekend.
There is a drive, a day trip really, up through Chalk Hill into Napa County that is worth your attention. We are blessed with so many beautiful and scenic vistas in the North Bay, you might be hard pressed to pick a favorite. Many short day trips, are seasonal, meaning they are too treacherous in winter, think of the narrow coast highway north of Jenner. A very beautiful drive in good weather, in winter it is best left to the locals.
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".