There’ll be plenty of citations of Aretha Franklin’s best work on the occasion of her death today.
I prefer to cite its impact. It could make your heart swell and think anything is possible.
There might be other popular artists in history who’ve had the same impact, although today I can’t think of a single one.
About the blogger
Bob Collins retired from Minnesota Public Radio in 2019 after 12 years of writing NewsCut and pointing out to complainants that posts weren’t news stories. A son of Massachusetts, he was a news editor 1992-1998, created the MPR News regional website in 1999, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day lamented that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.