Editor's note: This tour of small businesses across the country highlights the imagination, diversity, and resilience of American enterprise. Dan Fraser's workday starts at 3:30 a.m, three hours before Dan & Whit's, his general store in Norwich, Vermont, opens for business. Matt Fraser, Dan's younger brother and business partner, is a slacker by comparison. He generally doesn't make it in until 4 A.M.
Material Culture in the Reformation: Art, Objects and IdeasA new special issue of Church History coming soonThe Reformation was about ideas and power – those two invisible, intangible, omnipresent forces in human society. Yet it also expressed itself through physical objects: physical things served as the means to embody, to communicate, to remember, and as vehicles for beliefs and ideas.
In 2001, Michael Polsky found himself snared in the entrepreneur's trap. He'd sold the power company he co-founded to the giant utility Calpine and agreed to stay on and run it for a while. He was miserable, but quitting meant leaving money on the table. After eight seemingly endless months, he persuaded his corporate overlords to let him go. The agreement he reached with Calpine even allowed him to take five people with him, including longtime operating partner Jim Murphy.
"Being loved and protected by people in a small town might not seem to be as glorious a state as, say, being on 'The Ed Sullivan Show.' But, as my mother used to say, it’s not nothing." https://t.co/jzLvBcFOEK
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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".