I was armed and dangerous.Considering my state of mind, make that extremely dangerous. I had just gotten home after my first day back to work after a nice, relaxing vacation. I turned on the kitchen light and surprised an intruder in my house. The violator of my sanctuary scampered from beside the garbage can to under the stove.“NO! NO! NO! NO! NO!” I shouted. I must have scared it because it ran back out from under the stove, across the kitchen and climbed into the corner cupboard.
There are so many interesting and exciting ways to kick off a season of summer fun in the sun. Some a little expensive fun. Some down home fun. Some just for something different to do fun.My sisters, two nieces and I decided at the last minute to go to the Benedum Theater in Pittsburgh to see “The Little Mermaid” last Saturday. In the theater we saw so many little girls and most of them were wearing princess dresses and tiaras. I commented that our girls were probably the oldest “little girls” there.
Four years ago this month I joined thousands of others when I started my journey with breast cancer.The first Monday in June I had a lumpectomy. After a month to heal, I started the 33 radiation treatments that took me through August. Then in September I started the five years of taking Tamoxifen every day.Tuesday I was driving to Johnstown for a mammogram and visit with the breast cancer doctor for my checkup. On the hour-long drive I reflected on the journey. I feel like I’ve changed.
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".