I’m a big fan of summaries.
Sometimes (okay, okay often) when Hailey gets home from school with a really long, drawn-out and dramatic story I just want her to give me the highlights.
In high school I loved Cliffs Notes. Whatever book we were supposed to read in class was summarized beautifully in a few pages. They provided just enough detail to convince the teacher you’d read the assigned chapters.
At the weekly men’s recovery group I attend a man recently summarized the first three principles of recovery as far as he understood them.