The other day my just-turned-9-year-old son Ben smirked at something I asked him, then replied, “Yeah, right Mom, like that’s gonna happen.”That was the precise moment when I understood the specter of smart-aleck adolescence has already begun to loom over my little boy. I swear it was just yesterday that he was laughing at that big purple dinosaur Barney and learning his ABCs.
Nobody who ends up at Isaiah House, the rambling old two-story on Cypress Avenue in Santa Ana, ever planned to be there. Not even Leia and Dwight Smith – and especially not Melissa Nicholas – could have guessed this is where they’d be. And they’re the Catholic Workers who run the place. One gray morning as the weather was starting to hint at autumn, Leia sat in the barebones kitchen on the second floor.
Annie Dillard wrote, “How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.” On the first of each month, Catching Days hosts a guest writer in the series, “How We Spend Our Days.” Today, please welcome writer SAMANTHA DUNNAnd I think that’s a pretty good metaphor for my writing process. Weekday mornings I wake up at seven—or I should say re-awake, because I usually get up around three a.m. and write a little, my muse taking advantage of my chronic insomnia. Then I go back to bed.
@TellTheresa “The first step is to admit there is a challenge,” he said. “The second step is to seek to understand versus to be understood. And thirdly, we have to look at what we have in common, what we care about. We need to focus on what unifies us.” Can this Pastor run for office, please?
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".