With the compassion and clarity of a father of five and grandfather of six who has seen it all, Don Gustavson left his Northridge home last Tuesday morning to fight for another child not as fortunate as his own. He’s a little boy who lost the birth lottery, and now packs his clothes in trash bags waiting for a stranger who has promised a judge he will watch over him. Fight for him.
I like going to other people’s birthday parties; I just don’t care to be the focus of them. The last birthday party I can remember having was my 9th. There may have been others, but I’m drawing a blank. Yesterday, Saturday, November 11th, I “celebrated” my 60th birthday. I put celebrated in quotes because I’m not quite sure that’s the right word. Of course I had a wonderful time — dinner with The Wife and the kids and their lovely girlfriends at the Valley Inn, a favorite of mine.
The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library became a shrine to sacrifice on Friday. Its annual celebration of veterans became a place where a flyover, a Civil War encampment, military vehicles and ceremony set the Veterans Day scene. It was the idea of sacrfice that filled that scene, with heavy doses of resiliance, patriotism, inspiration. He was the special guest speaker Friday. He simply brought his story. He enlisted in the Army in April 2001, but little did he know of the journey he was embarking on.
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".