Thanks to Don Henley for the great lyric. Well that went quickly, no? Summer usually does when you are lamenting it on Labour Day Weekend. Seems that all the events we long for and enjoy, arrive slowly and pass quickly. Christmas, Birthday’s, week-ends, Holidays and yes, July/August in Canada. I hope your summer was terrific. From what I saw, it looked like it was.
Today is our 36th Wedding Anniversary. We were married in Edmonton on July 25th, 1981. That seems like a long time ago, but the years have flown by. Crazy really. I was a DJ at 630 CHED and we ran a promotion called “The party patrol”. We would go to a listener’s house with a stack of Boston Pizzas, lots of soda pop, some large red foam rubber “Rock N Roll” dice, a handful of some of the top albums of the day…..on vinyl…….and our charm of course.
Other than a quick hello, I don’t often engage the passenger seated next to me when I fly. I find it difficult to talk on a plane. Firstly, you need the confidence of a good breath mint before you lean in and speak normally into the person’s ear. “How about this weather”? Failing that, you have to shout like an American on vacation. (DO YOU SPEAK ENGLISH?) allowing the whole plane to hear your conversation.
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".