The Sunday Summary: Line By Line, the Simple Stick, and forgetting that we forget

Mickey Mellen
2 min readJun 16, 2024

In an effort to help me keep up with everything I post each week, here is my latest “Sunday Summary” of my posts from the week.

Mon, June 10: Understanding doesn’t mean agreement
“By taking steps to understand another person’s Path to Action, we aren’t promising that we’ll accept their point of view. We are promising to listen.”

Tue, June 11: Learning Line by Line
If you want to remember a short speech, a poem, or some other bit of text, LineByLine helps walk you through it.

Wed, June 12: The Simple Stick
“If you made different versions of anything, Steve (Jobs) would hit you with the simple stick until you simplified it down to one.”

Thu, June 13: Write about what you don’t know
“I’ve always hated the advice of “Write what you know”, which puts a fence around people.”

Fri, June 14: We forget that we forget
“Go back and reread the books that you’ve read before years ago and it’s amazing.”

Sat, June 15: Personalized advice coming from noreply
My general feeling is that if a company wants to reach out to send me information, they should be willing to accept an email response back from me to dig in deeper. If the content they sent to me isn’t important enough to be worthy of a response, then why send it in the first place?

I hope you found some value in this. If you ever have questions, ideas, or disagreements regarding anything I write, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

Originally published at on June 16, 2024.



Mickey Mellen

I’m a cofounder of @GreenMellen, and I’m into WordPress, blogging and seo. Love my two girls, gadgets, Google Earth, and I try to run when I can.