Those who know me well know me to be not much of a rule follower. I’m often acting and then asking for forgiveness. But the garden isn’t as generous with the absolution as my family, friends and colleagues. I offer as evidence season after season of best intentions that spiraled into failure when I lost track of the weather, the watering, the weeding. As much as the self-discipline pains me, I’ve been trying to adhere to the letter of the garden law this year.
She chose the cake. He picked the reception menu. She selected a string trio. He wanted a candlelight ceremony. But as Cynthia Honssinger sat down with her minister Friday to finalize details of her wedding to state Treasurer Mike Coffman, her intended was somewhere else. A private instructor was schooling him in defensive combat maneuvers with a 9mm pistol. “I’d rather he was doing that,” Honssinger says.
I could tell you that I took in after chest-high hay with a hand tool known as a grass whip last weekend because I was paying attention to ozone alerts (true.) Or because the vibration of the perfectly functional gas-powered weed whacker in the shed is too painful for my hands (also true.) Or that I’ve been tuned up to the elegance of non-motorized landscape maintenance by a guy who builds tools based on plans developed by 18th century inventor Jethro Tull (completely factual.)
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".