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    Journalism: My work has appeared in The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, The Globe & Mail (Canada), The Times- Picayune (New Orleans), The Oregonian, and Willamette Week, as well as in magazines including Details, Vogue, Publishers Weekly, and Portland Monthly.

    Publishing: Tight Shot, my first novel, was nominated for an Edgar Award by the Mystery Writers of America. Its sequel, Hot Shot, was roundly ignored by everyone, but was a far better book. I'm also a member of the National Book Critics Circle.

    Stage: I was a member of the Groundlings and Circle Repertory West in Los Angeles, and am a playwright (see "Stage" in the right-hand rail).

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February 12, 2009

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I'm like, "What does Facebook offer that I can't already get on Twitter, MySpace and my blog?" She rolls her eyes. "Tim, don't get upset just because you're late to the party. Just join in and enjoy it." As of this writing, I remain recalcitrant.

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I found your page here because I was looking for commentary about the pitfalls of Facebooking. I have a FB acct, but I am growing wary about its possible power over us. Like many other things on the internet, it's beneficial for media advertising and keeping tabs on what people will buy. FB claims that it cares about our privacy, but really, all of our information is out there somewhere--and available to someone, so how secure can it be? With the astronomical #s of people connected with FB, it's really starting to feel a little too Big Brother-ish to me. I'm not sure if I want to stay connected. I sort of wonder if at some point we will have no CHOICE but to connect to FB. I'm really not usually a paranoid person or anything. I'm a college instructor, and it's important that we examine what's happening to our world--especially when there's such a powerful "entity" as FB.

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