Gina Dewink, a native Minnesotan, has released her debut novel, “Time in My Pocket”. Dewink joined me in the studio to discuss her novel and the journey it has been. A mother of two young children, Dewink had to schedule time to write. Because she only had a certain amount of time to write, she worked well under pressure and was able to complete the book in six months. Dewink’s multitasking knows no bounds, she’s a part-time stay at home mother, a communications manager….and an author!
United Way of Olmsted County has teamed up with Rochester’s very own C.A.K.E the Caring Acts of Kindness Everywhere group (yours truly is involved in this group) to host Minnesota Acts of Kindness week from November 6-10. Each day will have a themed idea on how you can participate in this group effort. The goal of this project is to spread love and see what effect a single random (really, intentional) act of kindness can have on the world – with each person deciding to make a difference can do.
If you’ve never met Joel Kimball, you’re going to wish you did. Especially if you’re an avid fan of salsa. Hot salsa. Kimball is the mastermind behind his salsa series Salsa Del Diablo. His creations can be found anywhere from Hy-Vee to other retailers. I wrote about him in January after trying Satan’s Tears, one of his hottest salsas. It literally did bring tears to my eyes, tears of joy. It’s kinda hard to find truly hot spicy foods in Minnesota. I have friends that think salt is a bit too much.
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".