It is late August, children are returning to school, college students are carrying duffels and boxes up dorm steps, parents are crying in parking lots saying their goodbyes, and soon I will be watching the taillights of my daughter's Honda round the bend as she too leaves home — moving farther west after her CU graduation. She is our last to leave, each of our three children embarking in their own way, in their own time.
The news of Turley's closing reverberated through our family, quieting for a moment the din on Capitol Hill. Our family grew up at Turley's. In the early days my husband or I would wonder around with a little one who, perfectly timed, would start climbing out of the high chair as soon as our meal arrived. And as the kids got older, they could be happy with a hamburger and fries and we were satisfied with veggie burgers and tofu.
I helped give my mother her shower; her wrinkled skin had a soft sweetness to it — like the wrinkled folds in my baby's thighs. I brushed her fine silvery hair, her curls now gone, and was soothed by a tender knowing that she had done the same for me in times past. As I helped her dress, she moved her white visor from the bed. "Bad luck, dear. Never put a hat on a bed." But I knew none of us could be protected from the curse of letting go.
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".