Today is my sister Karen's birthday. (Happy Birthday, Karen!) The anniversary of her birth is a good time to start a new feature, which we're calling "Notable People Named _______."
The concept is pretty simple: If you know of a notable person with that name, leave a comment explaining why he or she belongs on our list. They need not be famous. Beloved teachers or old roommates or nice waitresses are all welcome.
If we're going to create the definitive list of notable Karens, we'd better get started. We'll alternate boys and girls through the alphabet, like weatherpeople do with hurricanes.