You shouldn’t play both sides against the middle, or so I was taught as a young man. The practice of using two opposing sides against one another to benefit oneself personally is, simply put, a fancy way of deceiving others.My learning experience on the subject came in my early life, when I would go from mom to dad, dad to mom, asking permission to do something. When the first would answer ‘no,’ I would ask for a ‘yes’ from the other.
In the early spring of 2000, my father called me at my college residence and told me he and Mom were going to buy The Tri-County News, the news publication for which he had worked for years in King City.But before that for several years, he wrote a column that went on page 2 of the paper entitled ‘A Wondering Mind,’ a reincarnation of his weekly column he wrote for The Pella Chronicle in Pella, Iowa, years before.
In my training as an educator, I was taught that it was vital for a teacher to reflect upon his or her performance, as well as upon student performances, for the purpose of deciding whether or not a classroom lesson was effective.In my post-teaching life, I do the same thing I watched Dad do for years, and Bob Cobb before him: I pick up the paper after it’s off the press each week and look at the finished product.And in the (rare) quiet times of my days on this earth, I reflect upon my life:...
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.
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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
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find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
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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".