Monthly Archives: November 2012

Lexie Kahn and the Origin of Concern and Discern

I had finished my java but not my papers. As I got up to order a Frappuccino I passed four women laughing and gossiping in Spanish, oblivious to the blond toddlers who chased each other around and under their table. … Continue reading

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Secrets and Discretion

Later that morning as I sipped my java (the “tall,” small size) in the shadowy booth I call my office, I mulled over Ms. Khan’s words: “I hope we can count on your discretion.” Sure. I my lips were sealed. … Continue reading

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Lexie Kahn, Secret Agent

After a late night watching election returns, pundits poking red and blue puzzle pieces on glowing screens invaded my dreams. A clanging phone woke me. It was Amira Khan, Ms. Big’s assistant, speaking in a near whisper. “I’m sorry; what … Continue reading

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