The rewards we can reap when we encourage children are endless, as this beautiful book reminds us. "Danza! Amalia Hernandez and Folklorico de Meico" written and illustrated by Duncan Tonatiuh is a work of art in many ways. It should inspire parents to give their children some leeway in where their interests take them. Even when we have grand expectations for our children, they often know what path to take.
I walk an odd line of being an experienced Thanksgiving host - this will be my 35th - and an awful cook. This isn't false modesty. If only roasting a turkey with the giblets inside were the worst of my kitchen foibles. I've have burned anything one can put fire to, but I married a wonderful chef. Still, I insist on doing the big holidays. So how convenient that Deb Perelman has a new book "Smitten Kitchen Every Day" (Knopf, 352 pp, 35).
Mark Gonzales, author of "Yo Soy Muslim" describes himself as a "father and futurist." It's not a description one often hears. And, I am not sure how one goes about predicting the future but I do like the notion of one where people are more accepting. Aimed at children between 4- and 8-years-old, this this lushly book (Salaam Reads, $17.99) illustrated by Mehrdokht Amini, shows history and one can only hope the future.
OK, some guests have arrived and are napping. Table is mostly set. Where did 3 wine glasses go? & if I write 1,000 words now deadlines will be met. We are not talking about what happened to apple pie I made, but calling it gross would not be inaccurate.
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
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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
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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".