They say the third time’s the charm, and this was my third trip to Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa in Tuscon, Arizona. But I was charmed right from the start when I visited seven years ago. Today, Miraval is both the same and different as it was my first trip. For one thing, the spa has changed ownership—it’s now part of the Hyatt company.
When I think of Laumeier Sculpture Park, what comes to mind first is the gigantic, red, tubular sculpture The Way by Alexander Liberman. Then I envision the annual art show there, a Mother’s Day tradition since 1987. But during a recent docent-led tour around the park—offered free the first Sunday of every month, May through October—I was amazed by how much more the site offers. Next month is the one-year anniversary of Laumeier’s new Adam Aronson Fine Arts Center.
Ah, the ‘grandchildren visit’—that long-anticipated, biannual event. When your kids live far away, they simply can’t come all that often, so when they do, they like to stay a while— in my case, two full weeks! But I have perfected a few coping mechanisms for The Long Visit, because, after all, if God meant for extended families to cohabit, he would have given us a much shorter lifespan. Every successful visit starts with some well-planned day trips.
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".