Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house not a creature was stirring except for the mouse and the cat that was chasing it. My husband Jeff and I weren’t going to get another pet after the passing of Kitty, who was a feline family member for fourteen years. The kids are grown and gone; I was tired of cat hair on everything and everyone, and without an animal to care for, Jeff and I could travel without guilt. But I missed Kitty. He was a weird cat but he was a comforting presence.
Wonder… “a feeling of surprise mingled with admiration, caused by something beautiful, unexpected, unfamiliar, or inexplicable. Synonyms: awe, admiration, wonderment, fascination; surprise, astonishment, stupefaction, amazement” (https://en.oxforddictionaries.com)My husband Jeff and I marveled at the enormous platinum, pearlescent orb floating high above the trees this morning as we took our daily walk before the light of day.
“Traffic was backed up driving in” reported my daughter Marion when she arrived for Thanksgiving weekend. I mentioned to her there was also a major backup on the Bay Bridge because of an accident. “You should know about accidents on the Bay Bridge,” my husband Jeff grinned. “Mom! When did you have an accident on the bridge? How come I never heard about it?”It happened a long time ago while I was driving towards Oakland back in 1975. It wasn’t my fault, but I almost got in trouble for it.
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".