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Karen Harris

Karen Harris

Writer

Karen left the world of academic, quitting her job as a college professor to write full-time. She spends her days with her firefighter husband and four daughters on a hobby farm with an assortment of animals, including a goat named Atticus, a turkey named Gravy, and a chicken named Chickaletta.

Kwanzaa: A Groovy New Holiday

December 18, 2018

Kwanzaa celebration in 2013. (David Cooper/Toronto Star via Getty Images) {%ZONE:below_image%} The...

“The Giving Tree” Author Also Wrote the Novelty Song “C...

December 13, 2018

Photo of Shel Silverstein, 1968 (Photo by Alice Ochs/Michael Och...

Groovy Magician Doug Henning

December 11, 2018

Doug Henning -- Photo by: NBCU Photo Bank (Getty Images) {%ZONE:below_image%} In the 1970s, the wor...

Who Dreamed Up the Crazy Premise of “My Mother The Car”...

December 8, 2018

Publicity handout from My Mother the Car, television series from 1...

Christmas Songs from the Vietnam Era

December 6, 2018

Sgt. Buddy Bruek (left) of Vicksburg, MS, and SFC Ernesto Flores of California (no city give...

More Than Madge the Manicurist: The Marvelous Jan Miner

November 29, 2018

Promotional portrait of American actor Jan Miner (1917 - 2004) for the ra...

Groovy, Sexy Waterbeds

November 27, 2018

Model lying atop the 'Pleasure Island' waterbed in 1971 designed by Aaron Donner. (Photo by Heinz Kluetmei...

Did Patsy Cline Have A Premonition About Her Own Death?

November 22, 2018

Photo of Patsy Cline (Photo by GAB Archive/Redferns) One of the most tra...

Remember “The Day of the Dolphin”?

November 20, 2018

Swimming with Dolphins (Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images) In 1973, George C. ...

Lieutenant Uhura: Star Trek’s Most Groundbreaking Chara...

November 15, 2018

Nichelle Nichols as Uhura in season one of Star Trek in October of 1...

The Groovy Era Launched Penny Marshall to Stardom

November 13, 2018

Penny Marshall became a household name after staring in the sitcom, Laverne and...

Motorcycles from the Groovy '70s

November 9, 2018

1970 Harley Davidson Electra-GlideThe 1970s was a decade that had a little bit of everything. ...

Buffy Sainte-Marie and the Folk Music Revival of the 19...

November 8, 2018

Singer Buffy Sainte-Marie performs during Hardly Strictly Bluegrass at...

Remember Romper Room?

November 6, 2018

Hostess Susan Gifford of the TV show 'Romper Room' instructing the children. (Photo by Carl Iwasaki/The LIF...

If You Were Born in the GROOVY era then you will rememb...

November 1, 2018

Diverse First Grade Classroom ST. LOUIS-03/17/67- A junior United Nati...

More Than Just a Skier: The Incredible Life of Suzy 'Ch...

October 31, 2018

Although most people remember Suzy Chaffee as a skier and long-time ...

It Seems the Good, They Die Young: The Story of “Abraha...

October 30, 2018

1968: Senator Robert Kennedy speaking at an election rally. (Photo b...

Freebies from the Groovy Era – Definitely a “Thing” of ...

October 29, 2018

The '60s and '70s weren’t called the groovy era for nothing! A...

Remember New Math?

October 26, 2018

High School students in the 1970s working on an algebra problem. (Photo by Boris Spremo/Toronto Star via Getty...

“The Exorcist” – A Movie that Paved the Way for Many Ot...

October 25, 2018

The Exorcist, directed by William Friedkin, 1973. (Photo by Sil...

Ricky Nelson, Teen Heartthrob of the 1950s

October 24, 2018

Singer and actor Ricky Nelson poses for a portrait with a horse in the late 1950's. (P...

Groovy First Daughters of the Sixties and Seventies

October 23, 2018

Amy Carter, Daughter of President Carter, sits at the president's desk in the...

Muppets Puppeteer Retires After Fifty Years of Playing ...

October 19, 2018

Caroll Spinney 'Oscar and Big Bird' attends an event with original cas...

Remember These Chick Flicks of the 1970s?

October 18, 2018

American actors Ryan O'Neal and Ali MacGraw in a promotional still for 'Love Story', di...

Rod Stewart’s “Maggie May” is Arguably one of the Groov...

October 16, 2018

Portrait CIRCA 1969: Rock singer Rod Stewart poses for a portrai...

Scary, Spooky Songs of the Sixties and Seventies

October 15, 2018

American actor Gene Wilder stars as the grandson of the original Frankenstein in...

Remember These Shampoo Brands of the 1970s?

October 11, 2018

Farrah Fawcett’s famous hair made her a natural for promoting her own brand of shampo...

Civil Rights Sit-Ins

October 10, 2018

Students Give Peace Sign At Sit-In (Getty Images) If you remember anything about the groovy era, you must s...

The 1970s were for Candy-Lovers: Ten Sweet Candies Intr...

October 9, 2018

June 10, 2004 in Fairfield, California. The late former U.S. President...

Hollywood Bad Boys of the 1960s

October 4, 2018

Robert Mitchum on New York bridge in a scene from the film 'Two For The Seesaw', 1962. (Photo by ...