12Keystrokes wishes to acknowledge the personal reflections President Obama offered this afternoon. (The Read . . . #24.76, Interlude #8)

12Keystrokes wishes to acknowledge the personal reflections President Obama offered this afternoon and not meet those reflections with silence but with an article first read some while ago.  So here is a link to an old article (everything really is on the internet) and its list of 26 benefits packed away in an “invisible knapsack.” 

Of course the article is dated – much richer material/theory has been written since, and no one wishes to treat this topic (or any topic) in a reductive fashion – but precisely because the article is twenty-five years old, it furthers productive conversation by helping to contextualize today’s reflections.