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 was with Minnesota Public Radio from 1992-2019. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day lamented that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.