I finally got around to reading the first play of Dorothy Sayers’ cycle of plays, “The Man Born to be King.” Since learning of Sayers’ friendship — one maintained via correspondence — with C. S. Lewis, and his own tradition of reading these plays beginning at Christmas and ending at Easter, I have intended to do the same.
As I listen to the loud talk and the extreme rhetoric we are hearing about “truth,” about what is or is not true, my sense is that truth in America is in deep trouble.It seems to me that some of us want the truth, some of us think we have the truth, some of us do not seem to care what is or is not true (only what we desire truth to be), and some question whether there is any truth remaining in the land.The common denominator is truth.
As our knowledge of the world and the universe expands, it seems as though our knowledge of God contracts.Critics of God and religion consider this shrinking of God to be a natural process. As humanity matures, our need for God lessens, they say. As the world gets smarter, God gets smaller, and the bedtime prayer of our childhood falls by the wayside: “Now I lay me down to sleep; I pray the Lord my soul to keep.” But it seems to me, we aren’t doing so well keeping our collective soul.
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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
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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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".