Hats off to the folks who headed to Chicago on Saturday to take part in the Women's March. I applaud them. I admire them. But I did not join them. And for that reason I sit here today, toiling with feelings of inadequacy, with guilt … and with more than a little curiosity. Truth be told, I may tip my chapeau to them, but I also regard protesters in much the same way I think of headwear itself: I love a hat on others, especially ladies. I've just never felt comfortable wearing one myself.
Don Russell has never asked for pity. Nor has he ever asked for charity. If you want to get an idea of what kind of person this 73-year-old Aurora man is, go back to his childhood where, despite being born with cerebral palsy, he held a paper route as a young boy for many years. Even with a disability that greatly affected his mobility and speech and would have made him eligible for benefits throughout his life, Russell never stopped working.
Don't you wonder — especially when you hear about a plane crash or engine problems at 40,000 feet in the air — how you would react in the face of imminent death? Would you be cool and calm as the horror becomes more real? Would you pray first? Text loved ones? Would you freeze in terror, unable to do either? Or would you slip immediately into panic mode, screaming, crying and flailing about?
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 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
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".