As you read this, I’ve either just returned from a salmon-fishing trip in Alaska or have been eaten by a bear and/or sanguinivorous insects. Sanguinivorous refers to creatures that feed on blood, such as mosquitoes, leeches and politicians. But then, as Mark Twain famously noted about idiots and members of Congress, I repeat myself. Anyway, you’ll just have to wait on tales from the far north, or my obituary, as the case may be, because the deadline passed for this column a couple of days ago.
Like a friend you just don't see enough, time on the Willamette River is taken for granted, even if you are just catch and releasingWith a long-time friend, the occasional get-together is a treat, a joy and a reminder that we really ought to do this more often. But because they are so close at hand and readily accessible, a lot of times, you take them for granted, fail to connect and later regret not spending more quality time together.
The crowds are already arriving, and the million people projected to come to Oregon is the total expected to be living here by early 2030s. That’s a rhetorical question, sort of. Most of us who don’t have to are not going anywhere until at least Wednesday. I got an early preview of the eclipse exodus to the Beaver State while stopping to gas up my wife's car … on Tuesday.
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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 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
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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".