People want to feel good again — a joy they felt as kids, or the rooted calm they figure their ancestors felt.“Good luck with that,” my neighbor remarked, when her sister expressed her new slow-down goal. She planned to tackle it by shelving her phone and saving time.Such a goal can seem futile.
The talking trees tell great secrets.It’s leaf-speaking time, here in the mountains.For trees do talk, as the Stoney Tribe diplomat Walking Buffalo said. “They talk to each other, and they will talk to you, if you will listen.”What is their message? Sit plunk on the ground under some trees and listen to wind stirring the dry leaves overhead, scattering a few across your lap. You may hear a profound and deep peace, conveying the circular way of all things.Water is one such thing.
Even more than natural disasters, the floods of noisy human contention in our time can make it hard for people to keep their heads above the fray and feet grounded in solid action for the good.Those who manage to, anyhow, I call the “Noahs” of our time, meeting catastrophe and opposition with quiet, hands-on solutions.“I got tired of being ‘adversarial,’ ” Susan Kegley told me as we walked up a hill in her old hometown of Wytheville, last month.She was visiting from California, where her...
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".