Goodbye used to mean until later that day. But for my fiancé and me, respective tragedies have rewired our brains. Late last spring, I took myself on a picnic. My fiancé, Brodie, was on a business trip, and I was recuperating from a nasty cold. My nose was raw. I’d been in my polka dot pajamas for days, binge-watching “The Crown” under a quilt.
What Triggers Me Isn’t What You Think It Is Old photos and anniversaries don’t do me in the way one sitcom theme song does. It’s not the old photos, although each one delights — freezing a moment in time when her blond hair was short or long or permed or streaked, and her mood was joyful (usually) or surprised or annoyed (hardly ever) or suddenly camera-shy. Feelings inspired by photos are sweet, but never feeling closer than arm’s length. It’s not our wedding anniversary.
On the first Father’s Day after my dad’s death, I wandered around New York City like, well, a fatherless child. I quite literally did not know what to do with myself. I found consolation in retail therapy, but new wedges couldn’t take the place of a backyard barbecue or of watching someone you love open a Hallmark card that would inevitably be displayed with pride. Since then, I’ve tried to plan travel around both Father’s Day and my dad’s December birthday.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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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)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
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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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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".