I decided to pursue my advanced degrees in the American southeast because the schools were excellent and I could actually afford to attend them. That's how I ended up first in the Carolinas and eventually at a wonderful institute in the panhandle of Florida. I had never been in the south before I went to school there. I thought their race problems were ancient history until I passed a billboard declaring, "You are now entering Klan Country."
Every now and then a man comes along who seems consumed with life, who seems to have at least two things going all the time and yet he's able to remain kind, funny and inspiring. Such a man was Richard "Dick" Earl Locher, who passed away this week at age 88. Most of you know Dick's story. Born in Dubuque, Iowa, his interest and ability in art appeared early.
Maybe it's just because I'm getting older. You can blame a lot of things on that. Or maybe it's because I'm slowly recovering from a weird disorder that has kept me inside for the last couple of years. Either way, winter seems interminable and summer seems way too short. One reason summer seems short has nothing to do with the weather. It has to do with the school year and the myth that if kids aren't in school, their little minds will rot like fruit left in the sun. That's not true, of course.
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".